Butterflies Flutterby

We seem to be spending quite a bit of time at Ynyshir RSPB Nature reserve at the moment. Yesterday was ‘Butterflies Flutter By’ walk, once again led by Caroline who was standing in for the butterfly expert.

It was a hot sunny day and we did see a few butterflies but not as many as we’d hoped for. Large White, Small White, Meadow Brown, Painted lady, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell and Small Skipper. We did of course also see lots of birds, including a number of Redstarts which was nice.

It was a very leisurely walk around part of the reserve and everyone seemed to enjoy it, despite the heat.

We also said hello to some Welsh Mountain Ponies, saw some damselflies and dragonflies and a whole load of baby toads.

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