It’s only the second day in August and it was a bit windy but I managed to find an emperor and a common darter in the grass surrounding the ponds here in Kirkheaton. Then, the following day, an emerald damselfly, a gatekeeper and what I am reliably informed is a second brood, male, green-veined white, looking slightly different to those on the July post.
This morning was a good day for cinnabar moth caterpillars with lots of them feeding on the ragwort, yet more male and female common darters and a new arrival, the brown hawker. And today, the 8th August, more of the same plus a nice Peacock butterfly.
10th August and in the early morning it was cool and grey when I found my first migrant hawker hunkered down in the undergrowth and later, one of our very few rabbits.