Mortimer Forest was very quiet and peaceful and there were less cars in the car park than on the first visit and we only saw a few people during the entire walk. We ate a picnic lunch in the car and I was thrilled to see several Silver Washed Fritillaries flying past (the first I have seen this year). No chance of a photo though as the only one that stopped flying was someway away and kept its wings closed! The trees provided some welcome shade from the sun and heat!
We did the same "easy access" trail as last time. It is made of two loops in a "figure of eight" and again we walked both loops.
Every time I stopped to take a photo or identify a plant or butterfly B and E got further and further ahead :(
Heavily cropped photo of a Ringlet.
Peeler Pond - we saw many Broad-bodied Chasers (males)
Rosebay Willowherb, Meadowsweet and Foxglove
Back at the car park.