One morning last week we visited nearby Coombes Valley nature reserve which is managed by the RSPB. It was already getting quite warm when we arrived. We walked first in the meadow to see if we could spot orchids.
We saw quite a few of the same type.
Lots of buttercups and daisies too.
There were lots of butterflies and moths but, as usual, they wouldn't settle for very long. When they did stop to rest they closed their wings.
We returned to the car and took our flasks of coffee to sit in the picnic area under the trees.
Refreshed we then set out to walk along one of the routes around the reserve.