Sunday, 4 July 2010

A weekend away

We had a fantastic weekend and managed to fit in eight different walks including a long walk along the river Wye, trips to two Iron Age forts and two nature reserves.

Sunset over the fields:

The Wye valley from Symonds Yat Rock:

One of several teepees by the river:

The weather was warm all weekend and we saw lots and lots of insects, including

six-spot burnet moths:

marbled whites:

small skippers:

Field grasshopper?

Meadow grasshopper?

Meadow grasshopper?

dark grey bush crickets:

and mayflies:
(this one was found on Ian's foot of all places!)

Ephemera spp.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to such a lovely holiday and to William for putting up with us being away. I guess I won't be unpacking this evening!


  1. Some great shots - glad you had such a good time.

  2. We thought that William was trying to smuggle himself through customs to go with you :D Looks like you had a good time - what about the party?!!

  3. An enviable variety of insects to photograph. And a Mayfly on your hand! After the Damselfy I rescued I feel it's quite a priviledge to have them thus. I'm not sure I'd feel the same about some other insects though!