The weather was ideal for butterflies because between 16 and 19 degrees the butterflies like to fly but are quite slow, over 21 degrees the butterflies are out and about but they move quite quickly (not very good if you are trying to take a photo). During the afternoon the temperature got up to 22 degrees.
|Green dock beetle eggs
A lot of the wood is now very overgrown and in the shade.
There is a large patch of honeysuckle in the wood which hopefully will attract some butterflies for the final survey in July
|Slug eating a smaller slug
I think this is a female Broad-bodied chaser.
This jackdaw has a nest in my neighbours chimney. It is always taking thing down the chimney pot. I can't work out what is in it's beak, it looks like mud.