The weather was warm but dull and rain spots but arriving at the pond gave me hope,
However I was advised by another visitor that there was another pond at the other end of the boardwalk, and now the sun was trying to break through.
So we set off along the boardwalk and could not believe the numbers of Common Lizard trying to absorb what heat there was. Every few steps there was another and another.
At the end of the walk was the highest viewing platform I've seen looking over a vast area of recently cleared raised mire
Just below was this teneral Emperor dragonfly.
Then the rain came so we set off back the way we had come.
More lizards then as though it were a gift this corker landed at our feet
for 30 seconds and then was off. Didn't know what it was at the time but after a bit of research we had seen a female White-faced Darter. I later found out that this site was one of the re-introduction sites for this darter
Back at the pond teneral Black Darters were on the wing. The white pterostigma being a common sign of being recently emerged. They will later turn black
Three of these Migrant Hawkers (I believe) buzzed about our heads before one came to rest briefly on the back of a rickety shed
Emerald damselfly were in abundance. This being a male
and I believe this to be a female
All of these in poor weather conditions. What would it be like after a couple of sunny days?
Magic, just magic.
and on other matters here are some of the remarkable sightings of a couple of days
not by me I should add, otherwise I would still be there.
Just one word of caution. For anyone driving to Foulshaw Moss I recommend approaching it along the A590 from the east. A local I spoke to described attempting from the west as a death trap. I tried, took one look at the traffic speed, in both directions, and carried on till I could turn around.