Sunday 7th August 2016
The trouble with warm weather in this area is that you can never get anywhere near the water as everywhere is packed with holidaymakers and locals alike. So today I thought we’d go to Wareham Forest. I was hoping to get the dogs down to the heath area where there are lots of small pools, but Jez had other ideas.
We started out as normal heading along the path that looks towards the Purbeck Hills.
Normally its Jez who is lagging behind, but today it was Max – well, at this point anyway.
There isn’t any water in this part of the forest – apart from the one muddy puddle that Max managed to find.
Jez wouldn’t head down the hill towards the water, but instead chose to walk in a large circle back to the car.
One thing I noticed about the forest though: there were more butterflies and dragonflies here than I’ve seen elsewhere this year. We saw lots of these Small Heath butterflies.
And this Common Darter obligingly landed on some bell heather at the side of the track.
And, lastly, here are Jez and Max heading back towards the car.
It had been a nice little walk, if not quite the walk I had planned.
A year ago today
We were playing in the River Stour near Eye Bridge with my cousin Linda.