1st August

A ride down to Devon, to meet Fuzz for a trip to the Bystock Ponds (and neighbouring heath) Nature Reserve near Exmouth.

The aim was for me to catch the Silver Studded Blue (very late in the flight season), and Grayling.

Though the weather was “iffy”, we managed both species, as well as Small Copper, White Admiral and Silver Washed Fritillary. I managed a few photographs of a very faded female Silver Studded Blue, a more pristine male being too skittish to approach. Perhaps the highlight was disturbing a Nightjar from its’ daily slumber.

Afterwards, we rode into Exmouth for tea and snacks before returning to Fuzz’s place near Honiton, and then home up the “303”.

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