On Monday it was a bank holiday, and the weather was bright and sunny, so I went out to Deep Dale in the Peak District for a walk with my family. The site is managed by Plant Life, and contains many species of plant including many Early Purple Orchids and Cowslips.
Early Purple Orchid
CowslipUnfortunately, we were a little early as most of the flowers were just coming out, so a return trip in a few weeks would be useful!!
As well as the flowers, we also spotted a black Rabbit. I've never seen one before, but apparently they are not that uncommon, and the area around Deep Dale is, according to the Derbyshire Mammal Group, a known "hotspot" for them. Here's a picture.
Whilst there, we also managed another "year tick" with a singing Garden Warbler heard by the entrance to the reserve.
Year List update:
130 - Garden Warbler