Here's a shot of the impressive flowerheads just before they burst open:
As I was walking between Angelica plants, I saw a dead bumblebee lying on the path, but it suddenly moved. I looked closer, and saw that one of the Formica ants was pulling it laboriously over the path, presumably towards its nest:
|Dead bumblebee being dragged by Wood Ant|
|Bee after the ant had flipped it over|
The whole procedure was watched by the much smaller red ant to the left of the first image.
It's clear that ants have great strength, but it also appears that they have reasoning power, too.
Cixius nervosus is one of the leafhoppers, and can be distinguished by the triple 'keels' on the thorax, and the lacy veins on the wings:
|The leafhopper Cixius nervosus|
Crane Flies are the 'Daddy Longlegs' that are so numerous at this time of year:
|Cranefly on Cleavers|
I rather like the way the leaves of the Cleavers mimic the legs of the Cranefly on that shot.