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.”
 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.
 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.