I returned at about 1430 and the sun was shining. Whilst walking round I saw lots of butterflies and dragonflies. The list of odonata on the wing to date (in sightings order): Large Red Damselfly, 4 Spotted Chaser, Azure Damselfly, Broad Bodied Chaser, Common Blue Damselfly, Beautiful Damselfly. The Emperors should be emerging in the next week or two as will any Red Veined Darters that are present. Here are a few images (a bit soft as they were taken hand held).
Broad Bodied Chaser
Large Red Damselfly
Butterflies seen to date are: Green Veined White, Small Tortoiseshell, Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Peacock, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small Copper, Orange Tip. As long as it is sunny our Marsh Fritillaries will emerge around the 6th June.
I also took some pics of an adder and a slow worm.