A wonderful couple of days (Day 1).
|A view from the House.|
We arrived a little later than planned but it was not long before we were all sat around the garden table having a drink and a chin-wag in what can only be described as a place of out standing beauty.
The mountains towered above us on two sides with Griffon Vultures soaring almost continually along their crags, the river which forms the boundary to there property on one side is lined with a dense band of trees and undergrowth which was full of birds and other species.
|Iberian Worm Lizard (Blanus cinereus).|
Down by the river several Western Willow Spreadwings (Lestes viridis) were still flying and on the driveway a male Common Darter (Sympertrum striolatum) was perched on some brambles.
Our only trip out was for lunch at one of the local bars on the road between Ronda and Sevilla (very nice it was to).
|Common Winter Damsel (Sympecma fusca).|
|European Dwarf (Ameles spallanzania).|
In the meadow above the Oleanders (Nerium oleander) several clumps of Southern Autumn Crocus (Crocus serotinus) were found including a completely white specimen and a couple of the tall spikes of Sea Squill (Urginea maritima).
|Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa).|
|Youngest member of the group, Sam.|
After our evening meal I set up the 125 MV moth trap which almost immediately started to attract moths and unfortunately a small number of Hornets (Vespa crabro).