Robert offered to lead a walk in June, but the response to this offer was far too high to be possible with the current social distancing rules. So Robert, went well above and beyond by offering:
Monday 15th June—pre-breakfast walk Eversley
morning – easy walk at Shepherd Meadow
early afternoon steady walk at Old Winchester Hill, near West Meon, stopping to look at spring flowers and butterflies on route. There was also a good chance of seeing orchids.
Late afternoon repeat of the previous one
Evening—walk over local heathland, hoping to see nightjars and woodcock.
Monday 22nd June—mid morning walk at Shepherd Meadow – replaced by a walk at Broadmoor Farm Meadow which Robert investigated and organise when he found the original walk area had been eaten by cows!
Afternoon walk at Old Winchester Hill
evening walk on local heathland
Thanks so much Robert for all the work you’ve put into this, and all the miles you walked on the two days!
Images and commentary on some of the walks follow—not necessarily in chronological order! Thanks very much to those who prepared these. More will come in the September newsletter.