Saturday, 26 August 2017

Aqualate Mere

 Aqualate Mere is a wildlife reserve that will appeal to the real aficionados of conservation.  With a small car park and two basic lakeside hides, there are no other facilities.  We went to explore the site and photograph dragonflies, which were there in abundance at this time of year. Above is a Common Darter
 This Brown Hawker was seen at a distance across the reed beds.
Common Darters were the most common species.  This is a female.
The male Common Darter has a red colouration.
Yet another Common Darter on a gate.
Of course there are lots of other things to see, like the water birds and song birds, but the one that caught my eye was this small frog, one of last years brood.

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