I walked through the threatened grasslands of the sports hub site, where butterflies - skippers, large whites, small tortoiseshells, meadow browns, ringlets, common blue and small heath were all on the wing there.
I walked through the estate, where I always look for life in unusual places.
And then I walked through Devon Park, where butterflies and damselflies flew, adoring the nettles like the least tacky QVC jewellery you've ever seen.
Even at home, a forest shield bug sat on a sycamore leaf, and helped me read Empire magazine in the sun.
|This bluebottle can't read this Sconce Park sign|
|Small copper on the Sonce fortification|
|Female banded demoiselle chomps down on a mayfly of some kind|
|Female common blue damselfly, I think, on Devon Pasture|
|Grasshopper on the Sconce|
|A tricky subject - small heath on the Sports Hub site|
|Another large skipper - the small ones don't let you get close!|
|Common blue at the sports hub, wing undersides look a little dully coloured|
|You see I think these underwing spots are wrong for a common blue, but nothing else you'd see round here fits|
|Forest shield bug on sycamore|
|Not the prettiest face|