As it happened, Chris was driving to Byfield, a journey which would take her past Foxhill Farm. Summoning up my bulldog spirit I decided to go for it. As it turned out, the sun broke through, the temperature rose and I ended up wishing I'd chosen a cooler shirt. First appearances can be misleading. (At one time I regarded Boris Johnson as harmless and rather jolly In a bumbling sort of way.)
So, Foxhill Farm it was, and I was soon rewarded for my raw courage. Sweeping an ash tree near the entrance I caught a Red-legged Shieldbug. Nothing unusual about that for it is a very common insect.
Red-legged Shieldbugs: imago above and nymph below.
Foxhill Farm, 8 July, 2019
Meadow Brown. It is brown and lives in meadows. What more can be
said? Foxhill Farm, 8 July, 2019