single-minded in wanting to get a photo of this butterfly that I walked right through a whole bunch of stinging nettles without noticing.....almost! I find that if you don't touch where they have stung you, it wears off much quicker! Really!
Apart from butterflies, there were also plenty of bugs to be found. Most of these I couldn't identify but they are lovely all the same. Here are a couple of Hoverflies or Bees, not sure which.....
This bug I have called The Heart Bug because of the white heart on it's back. I tried to look up what this is called, but couldn't find it. Any clue to ID from anyone would be much appreciated.
I couldn't resist taking this photo. I love the (almost) symmetry of the leaves and this bulrush.
It was pretty quiet birdwise, but I did manage to snap this Grey Heron and Little Egret. It was a lovely couple of hours over there.