The Art of Dick Twinney
Meadow Brown, Fleabane and Purple Loosestrife
This week's painting features one of my favourite field corners and a place I usually visit several times a week when walking our dogs. It is bordered by a drainage ditch which always, even in the driest conditions, remains moist. This makes ideal conditions for fleabane and purple loosestrife, both of which thrive in this type of habitat.
At the moment the fleabane is looking magnificent, lighting up the field corner in a blaze of yellow, as many of the other flowering plants in the area are finishing now as autumn settles in. This corner is also a very good place to see butterflies and most common species can be found here and I am delighted to say that after a slow start their numbers seem to have picked up this year, especially the meadow brown which although probably our commonest butterfly and is always present, but this year being exceptional with the area alive with them.
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