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6 Spot Burnet Moths and Orchid

By alansnap  
To give you a rest from Callanish, I thought I'd upload one of my flower shots. Throughout the Outer Islands at this time of year the machair (the wild grazing meadows near the sea) is full of wild flowers and there are many thousands of orchids. One day on Barra I went to the famous beach airport and while I was there I went for a wander in the dunes and the machair. For some reason, on that day the 6 spot Burnet mMoths wee out and making a bee-line (well, uh, moth-line?) for the orchids. In this case it's an early marsh orchid.

Tags: Scotland Barra Orchids Six spot burnet Outer hebrides Wildlife and nature Early marsh orchid

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barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2016 10:48AM
gosh.... I don't even see one!!!!!!!
danbrann 17 640 17
12 Jul 2016 2:43PM
A super image Alan.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2016 5:00PM
Wonderful collection of Burnet Moths - I loved the machair - lots of Cotton plants and Buttercups in Harris.
Kate Grin

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