Blessed with fantastic weather the turn out was good – around a dozen people showed up. Peachysteve lead the walk and his local plant knowledge and ID skills are something to behold! There were a sprinkling of knowledgeable plant folk who I’m sure left the walk having seen new plant or fern species. From a lepidopterist’s point of view it was a worthwhile trip becoming familiar with a range of plants that moth larvae use such as Grey Alder, Sneezewort and the goosefoot/orache family.
BIRDS: Kingfisher and Grey Heron on the river with Pied Wagtail, Nutchatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker all heard.
SPIDERS: I took a couple of shots of “interesting” looking arachnids – maybe Bruce or Julian can enlighten us? Their bodies were small pea sized.