Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath, Somerset Levels. Saturday 6th August 2011
Early light rain, dampened the spirits for a while and kept everything quiet and no sign of Butterflies until the Sun appeared at lunchtime for a while.
This friendly Rabbit (below) did not seem to mind me getting too close. Shortly after he had his photograph taken he departed into the hedgerow.
The Red Admiral (above) was the most common Butterfly seen today, not often get the chance to get a shot of one with it's wings closed.
I spotteed this Longhorn Beetle (Stragalia maculata) feeding on the flower heads. Click for a larger copy and you can see it is covered in pollen.
This was a first for me to find this Ichneumon Wasp (Diphyus quadripunctorius).
This Common Blue Butterfly looked so peaceful just resting in the warm sun gave me one of those delightful shots that only the Common Blue give you.
Soon it was back into Glastonbury and then home. Already looking forward to my next Walk on the Wildside.