We returned to the Landguard Nature Reserve yesterday afternoon and were delighted to see a new moth, which we think is probably a Treble-bar. I am waiting for the folk on iSpot to come to my aid over the ID.
It was wonderful to be back on the water's edge...
...though there was a bit of sea fret over Felixstowe beyond the person in the distance.
Turning inland a little, I noticed this plant, which I think may be Black Nightshade.
Landguard holds a very strategic position, and there are a number of grim reminders of past conflict, like this WW2 bunker pill box.
Speaking of happier things, we were delighted to see Common Blue butterflies in reasonable numbers. They were mainly low down in the grass, which made photography a challenge!
This one is on a stem of what I assume is Rest harrow.
We also saw a couple of Brown Argus butterflies. The spot on the wing is quite marked and the abdomen quite long so I think this is the right ID.
Outside the fenced-in areas on the reserve there were lots of signs of rabbit activity... and we finally got to see two of the burrow-makers!