A walk in the Waveney Valley from Homersfield, 1 May 2022

A lovely Mayday walk in one of our favourite sections of the Waveney Valley. 

Starting and finishing by the bridge in Homersfield we ventured along the valley to Target Hill near Mendham and then returned along the lane. Recording 6 species of warbler including my first Lesser Whitethroats (3) and Garden Warbler of the year plus House Martin at last. 

I stopped to photograph some Greater Chickweed and spotted a small beetle that turned out to be a Yellow-patched Dung Beetle. The other insect of interests were a faded Tawny Minging Bee on Target Hill and loads of St Mark's Flies.

Other plants of note were numerous Yellow Archangel, carpets of Wild Garlic and Bluebells plus Bur Chervil, Round-leaved Cranesbill, Hedgerow Cranesbill, Bugle, Bird's Foot, Thyme-leaved Speedwell, Gemander Speedwell and strangely Broad Bean on a verge which was obviously a relic of past cultivation.

                                                                                                                    Yellow-patched Dung Beetle
                                                                                                                                 Greater Chickweed

                                                                                                                                       Wild Garlic
                                                                                                                                     Bird's Foot
                                                                                                                              Tawny Mining Bee
                                                                                                                                      Bur Chervil
                                                                                                                           Round-leaved Cranesbill
                                                                                                                                Hedgerow Cranesbill
                                                                                                                                   Broad Bean


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