Stuff and Nonsense

By Diane2104

Small Heath butterfly #6

Our last full day in Pembrokeshire and it was a good one. We went to Bosherston Lily ponds and Stackpole estate and had a lovely walk in the sunshine. The lilies are not quite at their best - probably another week and they will be fabulous. After my ankle was feeling a little achy we had decided on a shortish walk until we took a detour to the Stackpole estate and then onto the Boathouse for a sandwich at lunchtime, followed by a look at Barafundle Bay(extra) which was lovely and not as crowded as I expected given the weather - it is a bit of a trek from the car parks though. Finally we ended up at South Broadhaven beach and then back around the lily ponds to the car park. All in all it was our longest walk of the week at nearly 20,000 steps. So much for resting my ankle....! 
Whilst we were going between the two beaches across the headland we were pleased to see quite a number of butterflies and burnet moths. There were loads of small heaths, common blues, meadow browns and I saw my first ever sighting of a fritillary - no idea which one but it was lovely to see, even just a quick glimpse. Small Heath is not something I have seen outside of Wales so this is today's blip. 
Oh, and we saw some more choughs - a nice treat to see them again 

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