|Holly aged 8 in action|
This morning we had a look for butterflies and my grandchildren gave a hand being much quicker with the net than me. We caught Spanish and Southern Gatekeepers , Southern Small White and Speckled Woods. We also noted Great Banded Grayling, Swallowtail, Scarce Swallowtail, Cleopatra and Large White.
We were also fortunate in finding a couple of the raucous cicadas which provide a daylight chorus of immense proportions. I do not know what species these are and again young eyes were essential in picking them out.
Tomorrow the Tour de France passes close by and the forecast is rain. Oh well!