|A scarce plant has returned to the Mere - keep an eye open for this one|
Well at least there are a lot of butterflies and moths about (says it all really).
Three Common Tern and three Oystercatcher still and a few Swift turning up for five minute now and then. Good numbers of calling warblers, hard to say how many are this years young and how many are early passage migrants. Also a family group of Long Tailed Tit along the mineral line today as well.
It should be starting to get a bit more interesting in the next couple of weeks if last autumn is anything to go by?
Butterfly and Moth watchers - WHERE ARE YOU? This summer has to be the best Butterfly season that we have had locally for a good few years. The fringes of the Mere are suddenly supporting huge amounts of Birdsfoot Trefoil and that may be part of the attraction but I have also observed a resurgence of Lady's Bedstraw in the area too and that's a species of flower that I had written off as locally extinct a few years ago.
Nice walk though and probably my last visit for July as I am in hospital for some treatment (So Kevin and Gareth STAY AWAY (I don't want you bug**rs finding a mega while I'm immobile!).
Enjoy the rest of it - Chaz