First we found two scarlet tiger moths outside the box and another one inside. They're lovely moths that often fly by day, with unmistakable black forewings with cream and white blotches and bright red underwings.
|Small elephant hawk moth|
After school drop off Mum and I went up to Aston Rowant to have another look for frog orchids. The view is breathtaking as you look out over a slope covered in ox-eye daisies, out across the Chilterns.
We spent a lovely morning walking along the path and through the flowers. There were lots of butterflies flying, even though it was very steamy and windy. We saw ringlets, meadow browns, marbled whites and large skippers, but all the blues seem to have disappeared.
A few of the wild flowers from today ...