Nature teaches us to be patient – life unfolds at its own pace. Nature also reminds us how transient life is but there is continuity as one generation creates the conditions for the next. There is also the lesson of diversity – as one species completes its life cycle another species alongside is progressing through its life cycle. In this was there is another sort of continuity in an ecological space.
For several months I watched the Oxeye Daisies grow reaching their prime in early to mid June. During this time they provide an abundant supply of nectar for numerous insect pollinators – bees, wasps, flies, hover flies and beetles and butterflies particularly the Common Blue. Higher up the food chain the feeding insects attract birds and dragon flies.