As it happens I never made it as far as the lake.
I entered the Country Park, not via the main car park, but from the south west corner and was immediately confronted by a lovely little patch of rough ground with a fine display of wild flowers. There were insects to be seen everywhere. A Six-spot Burnet Moth, Zygaena filipendulae, was busy at a thistle head and was still there three quarters of an hour later. Each thistle head consists of a hundred or so florets so I suppose when the moth had got to the last one it could start again at number one!
A Six-spot Burnet feeds at Creeping Thistle. Daventry Country Park.
14 July, 2017
A Common Footman dropped into my upturned umbrella.
Daventry Country Park. 14 July, 2017