This outing was originally planned for the 16th July but sadly we were stymied by the record breaking heatwave & we agreed it would have been unwise to proceed so it was rescheduled for the nearest date when we were all next available. The delay of 3 weeks unfortunately meant that the orchid display that I had seen at the end of June had totally disappeared!
Even so there was still an impressive number of flowering plants; Yellow & Purple Loosestrife, Field Scabious, Narrow-leaved Water-plantain, White flowered Musk Mallow, Club Rush, Yellow Water Lilies, Evening Primrose & masses of Teasels. Common Blue damselflies & Brown Hawkers were on the wing as were Small Tortoiseshells, Small White & Green-veined White butterflies, Meadow Browns & Common Carpet Moth.
Swifts & Sand Martins were screeching overhead. Whilst we looking at the river a Kingfisher flew up & down the river so we all got at least one decent view!