It was really nice to go for an evening walk in the sunshine now it isn’t so hot and sticky.
Many animals seem to have appreciated the few days of rain, the badgers have been busy with lots of new tunnels through the undergrowth and pathways through the meadow.
I’m still convinced that this badger is one of last years cubs, it seems to have no scars or damaged ears and I don’t recognise it as one of my regulars.
The Roe deer have separated and rather than being in a group they are scattered individually around the fields and woods. I’ve seen a few fawns this year but mostly they are good at hiding.
We saw one of the fox cubs in the wood and the vixen resting in a sunny patch.
Plenty of Cinnabar moth caterpillars munching their way through leaves.
Back in our garden I found two different black beetles. A lesser stag beetle and another beetle that looked similar but what I think is a Black Sexton beetle