Tuesday, 13 May 2014

A Beautiful Walk

A second visit this year to Shalfleet Stream hoping that the Beautiful Demoiselles are now on the wing.
Although the weather started today with blue skies it was not long before patchy cloud bubbled up and this lead to showers.Luckily they seemed to pass by and just after midday there were some extended sunny spells.
That was enough for the Demoiselles to appear and I quickly counted to double figures with females seemingly outnumbering the males by two to one.
It became a very pleasant walk along tree lined stream bank with good numbers of butterflies,particularly Orange Tip,nectaring on the wild flowers and I was treated to the continuous waft of wild garlic