It was a beautiful sunny spring day and we walked for a couple of hours and did not see one other person. We had the wood to ourselves and it was a very peaceful oasis. The only sounds came from the drumming woodpeckers and other birds singing.
Speckled Wood - Pararge aegeria
Quite a few of these about together with Orange Tips, Whites, Peacocks
Green Veined White
A rather battered specimen of a Peacock.
I also managed to spot this handsome looking caterpillar which actually belongs to a moth.
Caterpillar of Drinker moth - Euthrix potatoria
Drone Fly - ,?
Carder Bee - Bombus pascuorum ?