July is certainly starting out hot, during the afternoon it is better to stay indoors, I don’t like the heat so it suits me that I go out with Tilly first thing sort out a few jobs in the morning and then stay indoors. Anyway on the 5th July Judy my friend asked me if I would like to go to Alner’s Gorse after breakfast. It’s only a 20 minute drive from home so was happy to go. I was hoping there would be more butterflies about after my trip a month ago on the 6th June.
The wild flowers were now flowering in abundance so yes there were a few more Butterflies about and we spent a couple of hours wandering around before it got too hot. I was really pleased to spot two Purple Hairstreak Butterflies, they are quite tiny and not very spectacular with their wings closed but difficult to spot as they stay in the canopy of trees.