Mid-summer's day is never wasted, especially when it falls on a Saturday and the weather forecast is perfect. Waking at 5am I was at Leighton Moss for 6am and headed straight for Lower Hide in search of otters. I didn't have to wait long for this one to appear and, for once, I got a close encounter...
Mission accomplished, I decided to head to Gait Barrows where insects were bound to be waking up in the morning sun. They were indeed, especially butterflies...