Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Along the Trailway to Powerstock Village

We walked through Powerstock nature reserve along the trailway which leads to Powerstock and beyond.  It is a lovely walk, quite varied and includes the old bridges along the route.  There was plenty of butterflies and dragonflies out along this route.  The butterflies - Peacock, Red Admiral, Silverwashed Fritillary, Large White, Green-veined White, Gatekeeper, Tortoiseshell.  The dragonflies - Golden-ringed,  Migrant Hawker (male & female) Common Darter (male & female)  The wildflower, Hemp-agrimony at this time of year is a valuable source of food for the butterflies.  Powerstock is a lovely village, we stopped at the Three Horseshoe Inn for tea and coffee and then took a look at the Church.

 Peacock, not seen many of these this summer

Red Admiral, quite a few of these today

Silver-washed Fritillary, starting to look a little worn now

Gatekeeper, quite a lot of these today

View from the trailway

One of the bridges crossing over the trailway


St Mary's church, Powerstock

One of the windows in St Mary's


Richard Pegler said...

What a delightful place to talk a walk, Lin! Your photos are super.

We're doing quite well in these parts for Peacocks, but Red Admirals seem to be a bit in short supply this year. I don't think I've ever managed a photo of a Silver-washed Fritillary.

Best wishes - - - Richard

Linda Yarrow said...

Thankyou Richard