Wild carrot progress report

Pictures and a message from Clive Knight:

“The wild carrot has gone native! The second picture has a Small Skipper on one floral head and what we always called a bloodsucker on the other. I have no idea what its real name is.”

[1] Two of the wild carrot flower heads, one accommodating a small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) and the other a soldier beetle (Rhagonycha fulva), which doesn’t suck blood at all but eats aphids.
[2] The wild carrot plant as it was on June 20th, when Clive first reported it, a new species for the reserve.
Header Picture: the same wild carrot (Daucus carota) as it is today.

Thanks Clive.

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