en Red admiral
pt Almirante vermelho europeu
Vanessa atalanta, the red admiral or red admirable, is a well-known colourful butterfly found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates north in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.
In northern Europe, it is one of the last butterflies to be seen before winter sets in, often feeding on the flowers of ivy on sunny days. The red admiral is also known to hibernate, re-emerging individuals showing prominently darker colourings than first-brood subjects. (source: Wikipedia)
en Common carder bee
en Red clover
pt Trevo vermelho
Bombus pascuorum, the common carder bee, is a species of bumblebee present in most of Europe in a wide variety of habitats such as meadows, pastures, waste ground, ditches and embankments, roads, and field margins, as well as gardens and parks in urban areas and forests and forest edges. (source: Wikipedia)
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenose dolphin; Golfinho-roaz; Großer Tümmler)
Sterna hirundo (Common tern; Garajau-comum; Fluss-Seeschwalbe)
Aeonium glandulosum, endemic (Disc Houseleek; Ensaião; Drüsen-Aeonium)
Regulus madeirensis, endemic (Madeira firecrest; Bis-bis; Madeiragoldhähnchen)
Lacerta dugesii, endemic (Madeiran wall lizard; Lagartixa-da-madeira; Madeira-Eidechse)
Calonectris borealis (Cory’s shearwater; Cagarra; Sepiasturmtaucher)
Larus michahellis (Yellow-legged gull; Gaivota-de-patas-amarelas; Mittelmeermöwe)
Borago officinalis, known as borage or starflower, is an annual herb in the flowering plant family Boraginaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has naturalized in many other places. The leaves are edible and the plant is grown in gardens for that purpose in some parts of Europe. As a fresh vegetable, with a cucumber-like taste, it is often used in salads or as a garnish. The flower has a sweet honey-like taste and is used to decorate desserts and cocktails. It is also commercially cultivated for borage seed oil.
Traditionally, Borago officinalis has been used in hyperactive gastrointestinal, respiratory and cardiovascular disorders, such as gastrointestinal (colic, cramps, diarrhea), airways (asthma, bronchitis), cardiovascular (cardiotonic, antihypertensive and blood purifier), urinary (diuretic and kidney-bladder disorders).
Naturopathic practitioners use borage for regulation of metabolism and the hormonal system, and consider it to be a good remedy for PMS and menopause symptoms such as the hot flash. The flowers can be prepared in infusion. (source: Wikipedia)
What a remarkable time to be in the forest. SO much to see and learn. Love it, love it, love it.
Susanne’s proud hens and rooster. Aren’t they something?
en Common yellow swallowtail
These two are made for each other.
en Sloe bug
Dolycoris baccarum, the sloe bug, is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae. It is widespread in most of Europe and Central Asia. These shield bugs mainly inhabit hedgerows and woodland edges, fields, forests, parks and gardens.
Adults can be found all year around, as they overwinter. They emerge in the following spring, when they mate and females lay eggs. By the end of summer the new generation of adults appear. Larvae feed on many plants, especially Rosaceae and Asteraceae species. Adults can be found frequently on shrubs feeding on berries like honeysuckle and raspberry. (source: Wikipedia)
Mushroom season is here and the diversity and beauty are amazing! Came across this bunch and many others on a walk through the forest, and I’d say the animals were way quicker in noticing it than me — more than half of the mushrooms were partly eaten. Slugs seem to love them.