On Monday morning Buddy and I walked up to the household waste and recycling centre and Stockton to check on their opening hours. This stretch of the Grand Union has very few rubbish disposal points and I needed to get rid of a couple of bags of refuse that have built up.
On our way there we walked through Stockton cutting and I was reminded of the many days through spring and summer that we spent butterflying there this year. It is a good site for Small Blues and we saw our first on May 23rd this year. They are tiny butterflies, usually only about 3/4“ across, and are not very common:
I’m including this picture from spring to remind us of the warmer days we had then
The undergrowth and flowers have all long gone now
This was Karen taking a picture of a Grizzled Skipper in the same location on May 5th this year
I mentioned in the last blog entry that we had had to go shopping over the weekend and it tickled me that we had to find a poof shop. We have been making do with an old collapsible table to rest our feet on at night.
We now have a nice comfy poof to share
Frosty towpath on our return from our first walk on Tuesday morning