For the last few days I've been lurking around in a ditch near a children's playground, taking photos. [Alright officer, I'll come quietly]
I won't say why just yet, but it could be quite exciting if you like that kind of thing. [You've got me bang to rights]
While the jury considers its verdict, here's a few pictures taken in less compromising positions......
Centaury on the lovely Lydden Downs...... looking for Lesser Centaury without success so far. It won't be long before the downs are covered by the glorious Devil's-Bit Scabious.
One of the stars of Lydden, the Silver-spotted Skipper has arrived on the scene, with 13 noted.
No Adonis Blues were around, but that bright elusive butterfly, the Clouded Yellow was seen but - elusive as ever - eluded the camera.
Woolly Thistles have flowered, late as always, in smaller numbers than usual. Click on the photo to see the plant in all its glory - intelligent design with a Spirograph.
Two different manifestations of Narrow-leaved Bird's-Foot Trefoil..... in my ditch (above) all lush and spreading, and on the sandy shingle of the rifle range, clinging to the ground.
Also on the rifle range, a gravid lizard on a piece of felt that I put down some years ago.
And still on the range, Glasswort (known as Samfer in the catering trade) has spread since its first sighting there four years ago, and provided a tasty accompaniment to lunch.
And finally, OK these beetles are in compromising position......