Today had that hazy late summer feeling with a mild breeze.
We had a good walk up around Detchant Woods this morning where a few butterflies were on show with 16 Speckled Wood, 1 Wall, 2 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Red Admiral but the dragonflies were the highlight for me. A few Black Darters, still in teneral dress, hovered around but 6 Southern Hawkers showed nicely, even allowing a photograph.
|Little and Large, a small bee takes a rest on its wing...|
|Female Southern Hawker|
After lunch in 'The Barn at Beal' it was back home and into the garden.
Two small Sedum plants were laden with butterflies -
Red Admiral 6
Small Tortoiseshell 9
Large White 1
Silver Y 1
Making a nice show.