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Cotoneaster berries

Flora and Fauna Friday this week is Cotoneaster horizontalis growing in a garden in Nantwich, Cheshire, England.

The plant is native to western China but it is a popular garden plant in the U.K. where it has become naturalised and may be becoming invasive. The berries are popular with various bird species in the winter.

Cotoneaster horizontalis
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Magpie Moth

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Magpie Moth (Abraxas grossulariata).

A very widespread species found across Eurasia north of the Himalayas, North Africa and North America. This individual was photographed in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. It gets its common English name from the black and white pattern on its wings.

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Bison calf resting

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday is a continuation of last week’s bull Bison portrait.

This is a Bison (Bison bison) calf resting on a Bison ranch near Kelliher, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Also known as the American Bison, American Buffalo or simply Buffalo.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Bison calf portrait
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Bull Bison portrait

Flora and Fauna Friday this week is a portrait of a resting bull Bison (Bison bison) photographed on a Bison ranch near Kelliher, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Also known as the American Bison, American Buffalo or simply Buffalo.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Bull Bison portrait
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Sunbathing Comma

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday post is a Comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album) sunbathing in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

The butterfly gets its common English name because the reverse side of the hindwings has a white spot usually in the shape of C that resembles a comma. It’s found across Europe, North Africa and Asia.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Sunbathing Comma
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Foxgloves

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday post is a group of Foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea) growing on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Foxgloves
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Virginia Spiderwort

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday post is a Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana) flower after rain.

The plant is native to eastern North America but widely grown in cottage gardens. This specimen was photographed in a garden in Nantwich, Cheshire, England. 

 

Flora and Fauna Friday: Virginia Spiderwort