I had parked hard by a lime tree and noticed that tiny (4-5 mm) bugs were running around on the foliage. They were Campyloneura virgula, not surprising as it is a very common bug on a range of deciduous trees. I smiled to myself as I recalled a little rhyme we would recite as kids when we were about eight years old:
I chased a bug around a tree;
I'll have his blood - 'e knows I will.
We would challenge each other to say this as fast as possible and then roar with laughter at the results. Happy, innocent times.
A Stag's Horn Sumach, Rhus typhina, grew a short distance away, its strange pink-brown inflorescence making it completely unmistakeable.
|Stag's Horn Sumach in Daventry town centre. 25 July, 2017|
|Sambucus racemosa near Daventry Library. 25 July, 2017|
A Red Admiral butterfly enjoys the sun in Daventry town centre.
25 July, 2017
Young trees of False-acacia bear stout spines.
Daventry town centre. 25 July, 2017