☀️ 23C Wednesday 6th June 2018 ~ A day out in the Wyre Forest (Dowles Brook) meeting up with John Osbourne, Bill Gill and Alan Boddington at 07:30 ~ Completing an anti-clockwise circular walk west from the car park along Dowles Brook, returning along the disused railway line. The weather today was glorious with clear blue skies and sunshine throughout, perfect conditions for butterflies. The primary reason for the visit ~ This is a good time of year to see both Pearl-bordered Fritillary, which is now at its limit and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, which are just emerging.
|Circular route from Dry Mills Lane|
|A very pristine looking ~ Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary & 'Early' Bumblebee|
|One of a number of Wood Warblers, mostly under the canopy gathering food.|
|Spotted Flycatcher ~ One of three for me today..|
|Heath Spotted Orchid|
|This Pearl-bordered Fritillary looking rather tatty now.|