A beautiful sunny day upon the South Downs above the little West Sussex village of Harting. The blue skies were filled with the sound of singing Skylarks, and beyond our feet stretched a carpet of wildflowers, including pink splashes of Common Spotted Orchids. Several butterfly and day-flying moth species could be found flitting about from flower to flower alongside the numerous Bumblebees. By far the most numerous of these was a day-flying moth species called the 'Five-spot Burnet'. This stunning red and black moth looked fantastic against the brilliant yellow of the Buttercups.
Firstly a few cool nature shots, then a brilliant day at the Springwatch 'Go Wild' event in Stanmer Park, Brighton. An event well attended by enthusiastic families visiting a wide variety of nature based stands and activities, enjoying sunshine, fresh air, and picnics. I was there helping to represent the Sussex Wildlife Trust Youth Council, and enjoyed talking with many like minded volunteers and was pleased to catch up with acquaintances from both Sussex Wildlife Trust and Sussex Butterfly Conservation.