Decided on an easy walk from Glenluce to St Helena along the Luce River.
Himalayan Balsam taking over a bit here, it seemed much worse than last time we visited.
Moth Udea lutealis
Lots of Peacock butterflies about
Small Copper on Knapweed, an important plant this time of year for many invertebrates.
Although a foreign invader, the bees do love the Himalayan Balsam, although I understand it produces very pale honey.
Himalayan Balsam reflected in the river, you can see just how invasive it is along the riverbanks
Another Peacock showing its curly tongue
Large mushroonm on the edge of the golf course
St Helena shore
Looking out to Luce Bay
Gulls and Mute Swans in the distance
Large fish breaking the surface in the shallow water where the river meets the sea
Shore Crab shell
Sea Lavender, I havn’t seen any for some time, when I was a child my Mum used to collect big bunches of it along the south coast and dry for dried flower arrangements.
Cinnabar caterpillar looking for somewhere to hide on an old log
7 Spot ladybird
Large toad by the path
More 7 Spots
Very sad and it is still happening, we had a bit of an altercation with a woman with three boisterous dogs, she had no control over them, nor did she attempt to!