A trip to Frensham Common in Surrey today. Few solitary wasps on the wing, mainly Pompilids (Spider-hunting Wasps) which I don't have keys for. Also flying were some solitary bees, bee-flys, a few butterflies (mainly Brimstones) and a couple of Common Heath moths. Micro-moths included vast numbers of Cydia succedana around the Gorse bushes.
Shepherd's Cress plants were in flower and the red Mossy Stonecrop was everywhere. I had a couple of brief glimpses of Common Lizard and saw the tail end of a snake, which was probably a brown form of Adder, but I like to hope it may have been a Smooth Snake....!
A single bee which was caught and examined in the bee-squasher was identified as Bombus vestalis - a cuckoo bee which is a parasite on bumble bees. It was released safely!
Thyme-leaved Sandwort was added to the Valhalla list.
On to Frensham church to do the Church Micro geocache set there and a fine display of Star-of-Bethlehem in the churchyard.
Finally, at Woolmer Pond, two Natterjacktoads were seen, along with some (unidentified) blue damselflies, an unidentified dragonfly and a fly which remains to be identified!