Toad in the hole !

We have been Up high above the Forest of Dean at beautiful May Hill . We were welcomed by a pony who was standing guard at the side of the road. The meadows in front of us were crammed with buttercups, clover ,stitchwort and many more flowers. In the distance the Welsh hills and mountains shimmered in the heat haze.

Just at the foot of the path was a very muddy , rather boring looking pool , however it was teeming with toad tadpoles some with their back legs . All of them very active and fast ! Over the surface ,blue chaser dragonflies were hunting,pond skaters and whirligig beetles were dancing.

Up the hill the foxgloves were superb .

May Hill stands high above the forest with its characteristic crown of pines and can be seen from miles around.

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