Birthday Walk

Yesterday I enjoyed a birthday walk at Cors Caron. It was a little cooler than it has been recently so it was a great chance to go and enjoy the wildlife without completely melting! 🙂

The path you go on at first is an old railway line which is now a lovely path with wildflowers all around:

Then you turn off onto the boardwalk for a circular walk around the bog.

Here’s what we saw at this latest visit…

Lots of wildflowers:

Knapweed
Knapweed
Thistle
Thistle
Ragwort
Ragwort
Rosebay Willowherb
Rosebay Willowherb
Scabious
Scabious
Purple Loosestrife among the Meadowsweet
Purple Loosestrife and Meadowsweet

Grasshoppers:

Grasshopper(s)
Grasshopper

Damselflies:

Emerald Damselfly (m)
Emerald Damselfly
Emerald Damselfly (m)
Emerald Damselfly

Dragonflies:

Black Darter (f)
Black Darter (female)
Black Darter (f)
Black Darter (female)
Black Darter (m)
Black Darter (male)
Black Darter (f)
Black Darter (female)
Black Darter (f) sitting on my hat! (photo by my daughter)
Black Darter (female) having a little rest on my head! (picture by my daughter)

We decided that the dragonfly who liked my hat was giving me a birthday gift by visiting. I’m glad my daughter was there to get a photo for me!

Inspired by the Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Along Back Country Roads.

More photos here:

Black Darter (f)

By Suzy Shipman

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