The Mute Swans are doing real well at Abercwmboi Lake and are still keeping their distance at the moment which I think is a good thing.
Saturday afternoon after work Me and my two dogs headed up to Bryn Du, the sun was out and it was buzzing with life and actually felt like summer for a change. There were loads of Common Hawker on the wing, I also found one Common Darter which I thought was something better but shows we are all still learning .
The biggest surprise was this Brimstone Butterfly and shows how brilliant it camouflages it's self in the leaves. It took some finding when it landed. I have been looking for Elephant Hawkmoth Caterpillars everywhere and finally found two in two days, its always nice too see this cracking looking caterpillar .
I found this fungus and it could be one of three, it looks like the Sickener but will not be surprised if I am wrong, there was loads growing in a pine wood .Also last of all this puffball type any ideas please, it reminds me of the Golf Ball Chewing Gum I had when I was a kid.