Monday, 9 August 2010

Pastures new

A weekend visit to see our daughter in Leeds provided the chance to visit new pastures. Linda suggested a visit to Rodley Nature Reserve particularly because they have constructed a network of Dragonfly ponds.
Basically there are about six or seven small ponds about five or six meters in diameter with a ditch running through the middle of them. They were constructed only a couple of years ago but already were host to many Brown Hawkers, Common Darter, many Damselfly, and I think Common Hawker. All of the walkways around the site had dragons zooming about - magic. Even the car park had half a dozen Brown Hawkers charging about.
The site is run by volunteers and open Sat, Sun, and Wed 10-4. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

I'm afraid I only had eyes for Dragonfly but may get the chance for another visit and more species next week.