Sunday Picture Post: Flauna

Flauna: A photo featuring both flora and fauna

A peacock butterfly soaks up the sun amidst a bed of red dead-nettles: 17 April 2019

Bees love the nectar-rich dead-nettles: 23rd March 2019

I like the nectar of the harmless dead-nettles too. Just tweak out a flower and nibble the base of the sweet nectar-holding tube. Yum. Makes a walk doubly pleasing. (A word of advice: don’t try it where farmers have been spraying!)

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45 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Flauna

  1. Wow. This butterfly is just so beautiful! You are amazing really and nature is always so vibrant and full of life.. love the pictures ❤️😊

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  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Beautiful Crispina. 🙂🦋🌼 Thank you.

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  3. Dale says:

    Wonderful captures, Ms Crispina!

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  4. Tien Skye says:

    Ooh, I love the butterfly in the first photo!

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  5. Joy Pixley says:

    Great job, spotting the “fauna” and catching them at just the right time! I’ve never heard of dead-nettles, hmm. I always appreciate getting your knowledgeable take on the flora in your photos — much more interesting than me thinking, “Oh, pretty pink flowers”.

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    • crimsonprose says:

      The Dead-Nettle family (Lamiaceae) was formerly known as the Labiates which include such commoners as sage and mint. Nettle I suppose for their leave-shape, for the flowers certainly doesn’t resemble the stinging variety. Though both do have square stems, and are hairy.

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  6. These are lovely photos!

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