Saturday, 29 August 2009

When the sun shines!

Insects are having a difficult summer, but when the sun does come out many appear. In the last week a walk round the Trail found seven species of butterfly, notably 7 Painted Ldies and 1 Large Skipper (near Post 10), and four of dragonflies, with Southern Hawker as well as brown Hawker at the Park Pond. At the latter site Water Mint is in full flower as is Hemp Agrimony, while a female great Spotted Woodpecker was showing off in the tree above the platform. At the Dingle a Buzzard was calling unseen - George