This spot was heartwrenching. The site of what in past years was regularly the best floral display I have ever seen, and half of it completely leveled and turned into solar panels under which nothing grows. There are many more installations than appear on satellite.
Found hiding among the poppies at the Landcaster Poppy Reserve.
(Taken using a camera so GPS is uncertain)
The staff at the park said this may be a Red Racer, but I'd like help with this ID, please. He/she was moving quickly throught the poppy fields. Estimated 4 feet long.
Several of these guys running around the poppy fields (about 3-4 inches long, including tail).
Many grasshoppers were hopping around the poppy fields
Many Painted Lady butterflies were flying throughout the poppy fields on a very windy day.