Many of the riverside flowers were hosting a bug, or a bee.
A few more pics from the Butterfly Park, starting with this rather nice yellow specimen relaxing on the trunk of a tree.
I managed to get quite close to this Julia Butterfly, Dryas julia, although he seemed to be keeping an eye on me at all times.
The Butterfly Park, being a breeding centre, gives you the chance to see all the stages in the life-cycle of these creatures and you come across some pretty awesome-looking caterpillars.
Another great visit to the Butterfly Park in Benalmádena, such a relaxing place to wander, and this time there were several species I hadn’t seen before, such as the African Moon Moth (previous post) and this Clipper, Parthenos sylvia.
What an absolutely amazing creature this, the African Moon Moth, Argema mimosae, a large silk moth belonging to the Saturniidae family.
It was hot enough for the horses to be sheltering under the shade of a tree, with a Cattle Egret as company and to take care of any bugs that might be bothering them.
The rio Chillar is still as dry as a bone, very little activity along the margins apart from the odd Dragonfly, a few Spotted Flycatchers and the occasional Sardinian Warbler.
I wasn’t sure what to expect on my first trip to the Parque Natural Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, so everything was a nice surprise. For a change I am going to try and cover things in order.