The photo to the left was taken on the 11th May 2008, when it was still hot in the park at gone 6pm.
It will be fascinating to see how it has changed on a month by month basis, if at all, in the year to come.
Here are some more photographs from yesterday's walk in the Russia Dock Woodland and Stave Hill Ecological Park.
Without the recent replacement of pipework in the Russia Dock Woodland the twin Downtown Ponds would almost certainly have dried up completely by now.
A very blurred photograph but it although I've seen several examples of this specie I have not managed to photograph one at rest. This one was at the absolute extreme 300mm end of the range of my telephoto lens, which is its weakest focal length.