Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Wyre Forest Dog walk in the Bluebells June 2nd 2013

A trip to the Wyre forest was planned, i picked up Jan and Chester early on a Sunday morning and drove down to the forest in the Bewdley area.  i was hoping to see and photograph the Pearl Bordered Fritillaries but all the butterfly species are late emerging after the long winter.
Arriving at the small car parking area we make our way down towards the area i have seen them in before.  the bluebells should be open but that is in another area of the forest to go to later in the day.

look at Chesters legs!    he has been in the water already  haha    Molly being afraid of water has not been near it.

Coming out into an open area straight away i have spotted a couple of Pearl Bordered Fritts flitting around.

                                                            the " Terrible twosome"

Continuing on to the lower area around the stream where i saw the Wood whites last year HERE   unfortunately no sign of any yet, they must be really late this year.   But quite a few Pearls are showing but not perching up in the strong sunshine, walking up the path on the opposite side of the stream i have found one perched on a tree leaf and manage just one shot before it flys off.

              A few moments later ........................   Mollys thinking  "what a stupid thing to do!  "


Moving on through the forest we find some bluebells but the sun has gone for the moment :(

                    Chester tries to hide in the Bluebells , unsuccessfully !

We have walked through to the other side of the forest to the main bluebell area , it is looking superb and the dogs are having a great time running in amongst them.............

i have also noticed a few Beeflys feeding on the wild flowers, but only managed to get a one half decent image, they are too fast today

Its a beautiful afternoon now as we walk through the sunlit woods , the sun lighting up the ground in patches .

                                                              Here they come!!!!!!!!!

                                        Chester is looking puzzled for some reason...............

                                                               While Mollster just poses :)

We are walking down one of the large open paths between the bluebells, such a beautiful forest at this time of year.

        I take Portraits of the Terrible twosome in the bluebells , well behaved for a few minutes :D

That was the end of a lovely day , not many butterflies but the bluebells where really beautiful

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