Any excuse. I went to bed much too late last night, fiddling about with garden bioblitz stuff, so it was a struggle to wake up this morning, and I really didn’t feel much like any form of exercise. However, another gloriously sunny day, so rather than go straight home, I went for run/walk round a nature reserve on the way home from work.
Quite a few butterflies and damselflies about, which kept stopping me from running… I am a list-maker and can’t resist recording every butterfly I can identify. (Warwickshire butterfly records here.) However, they don’t always want to cooperate, so I had several bits where I ran backwards and forwards trying to take a photo so I could figure out whether they were Large Whites or Small Whites – or Green-veined Whites, or possibly female Orange-tips (which don’t have any orange).
But didn’t catch any of them, so those are all are now Unrecorded Whites. But I did see several Peacock butterflies, one Comma and one Orange-tip male. Plus several Banded Demoiselle males, which are really spectacular. Pictures are less than spectacular as they’re mobile phone ones.
Anyway, I was active for about 45 minutes, almost 30 of which were slow running/stop/start/butterfly chasing. Grand total of… 3.7km, including the walking which is not at all impressive, but it was hot, and I was tired. Better than nothing anyway.