Monday, 11 April 2011

Another hidden gem!

I really enjoy the walk out of Gnosall towards Newport along the disused railway line, especially during the spring with so much to see. Yesterday it was magical, it was hot and sunny, not a cloud in the sky and the tree line track provided a welcome shade at times.

There were so many butterflies flying around although they are strong fliers at this time of year and they weren't interested in resting on any of the vegetation, so we didn't manage to get a good look at any of them but I can tell you that we saw Speckled Wood , Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Green Veined White butterflies. We also saw a pair of blackcaps and chiffchaff, and there were robins flying in in and out of the hedges all the way.

The spring flowers looked magnificent we had Primroses, violets, bluebells, wood anemone and wood sorrel,

And in the hedges the blackthorn was out in it's full glory and the pussy willow looked stunning too