May has seen a few new sightings on our walks. We were joined earlier in the month by sisters Fiona and Helen and another walking companion Lizzie and last week Robert flew in from Ireland to join us in the mountains,
On our walks we came across a wide variety of flowers
Including this Yellow Asphodel
Rusty – Foxgloves
And perfectly formed thistles.
Set against breathtaking scenery
The Cabballo Verde and 2000 Steps was a particular favourite
Following the steps of a mozarabic trail
Weaving our way up and down the valley
On ancient paths fringed with Orchids
On our journey we spied a very large (over half metre) lizard in a tree – well he was on the floor but Charlie chased him into the tree!
During our week we spotted a good number of butterflies, moths and dragonflies
A wonderful Glanville Fratillary
Including this amazing and rare Owly Sulphur – sometimes know as a Butterly Lion