Other interest found included ,
several Green Tiger Beetles , several very busy Wood Ant nests ,one of the few flowers found , Tormentil/Potentilla erecta , a member of the Rose family ,and an enormous web in the top of a Gorse bush . We thought at first it was Brown Tailed moth , but it turned out to be full of tiny spiderlings . 2 Green Hairstreak , 1 Orange Tip , I Brimstone and a White sp. , rapidly blown past on the wind were also recorded . A fleeting glimpse of 2 Roe Deer and a few Large Red Damselflies , completed a most enjoyable day , in very good company .
And finally , in answer to a couple of comments made on previous posts :
ShySongbird - It would be wonderful to think that the Large Tortoiseshell would re-establish itself here , but so few individuals seem to migrate from the Continent there is very little chance of this happening . My feeling is that it was a migrant , encouraged by the run of SE winds at the time before the sighting , and it's condition being that of specimen that was coming to the end of it's cycle , the fresh specimens being due on the wing late June/July .
The Wessex Reiver - Thank you for your time and effort spent in identifying the 'wasp type insect' , which turned out to be a Bee . We both came up with the same conclusion , so hopefully we are both correct .