There seems to be no end to this hot sunny weather and today seemed hotter despite the north-easterly breeze. I left it bit late this morning for a walk and that was noticeable by the lack of anything of note, other than my first Small Copper of the year. Other butterflies recorded were 4 Marbled Whites, 5 Meadow Brown, 6 Ringlets, 2 Large Whites, 2 Large Skippers and 1 Speckled Wood.
I didn't see a single moth, in particular 6-spot Burnet moths. You normally see at least one on this walk.
The sound of many grasshoppers was noted, not that I saw many. What I did see were dozens of Red-tailed Cuckoo-bees that have found a field full of what I believe is Goldenrod, or something very similar.
It looks like it was even too hot for the Wall Lizards and it's been a few days since I've seen one anywhere.
Here are a few images:
Church Ope Cove on a very hot June day.
One of a few Marbled Whites seen.
Just the one Speckled Wood found in Penn's Wood, where it was few degrees cooler in the welcome shade.
I think this is Goldenrod. Whatever it is, it is very popular with the bees, especially Red-tailed Cuckoo-bees.