I think we managed one mile in that time span; there was just so much to see. Whilst I enthused about Thick-legged beetles, someone else spotted yet another Six-spot Burnet Moth and we learned A LOT about the folklore of many of the downland plants, musing over why so many of them have local Somerset names. Here are a couple of examples:
Milkwort (Polygala vulgaris) - Cross-flower because it was carried in processions at Easter time.
Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) - Lemonade because lemons, oranges, ginger and sugar were added as a cure for the common cold.
A wonderful morning out in the sunshine.
|6-spot Burnet Moths|
|Thick-legged Flower Beetle|