In fact readers of a nervous disposition should be advised that this post contains scenes of a sexual nature which some may find upsetting.
Before we get to that, the emphasis was on trying to find new insects for the year. As far as butterflies are concerned only about six Ringlets were new. The skippers were all Large Skippers (about 20), the browns all Meadow Browns (about 20), Small Heaths (about eight), and one or two Speckled Woods.
Now for some very brazen mammals.
Another feature of the day was hundreds of amphibians, almost all tiny Common Toads, crawling through the grass. There was also at least one Common Frog.