Anyway, 2 Fridays ago we took a drive to my dad's friend's field. Dad had been raving about how wonderful it was so suggested we had a little trip down there. It is a few fields that slope downwards that are over grown with brambles, thistles, many types of grass, various species of vetch and a wonderful array of trees around the border. Dad's friend Nigel is hoping to do something with this land, but we convinced him to leave it be and not to get any kind of huge mower to flatten this area of butterfly heaven. As well as vast numbers of butterflies of several species, other insects such as grasshoppers and.... were seen as well as a bright green legged creature. Here are a few snaps from the day :)
|I think this is Rhyssa persuasoria on a common knapweed flower|
|Araniella cucurbitina which is sometimes known as the cucumber green spider and is one of the orb web/weavers|
|Mum amongst the huge thistles!!|
|Large skipper on common knapweed (Edit: Small skipper)|
|Essex skipper??? (Edit: Small skipper)|
Last Sunday (now 2 Sundays ago!) we were meant to have lunch at the Hook and Hatchet near Maidstone, but luckily we looked at their website beforehand - they were shut. Instead we took a picnic and sat outside and took Brack too. They have lovely woodland trust walks around there which was our main reason for going.
|Same one as above....|
|A young swallow wing flapping :)|
I am now so far behind that I will just post this and get round to posting some August photos soon! Sorry I haven't had a chance to catch up on all those lovely blogs you wonderful readers produce!