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Late Summer 2017 Update & South West in Bloom Award

by Gill Cardy

A successful Dragonfly Day was held in July and though it was difficult to find many dragonflies, we were rewarded with several favourites. There have been reports of a Scarce Chaser though it seemed to have a short season, perhaps I was not looking at the peak activity time, which is late May to early July.  On a warm sunny day in September, I surprised a young fox sunbathing on the edge of the (dry) pond. He disappeared before I could raise my camera to get a shot.

We were delighted to find that we have been awarded a level 5 'Outstanding' award in the annual South West in Bloom award in the "It's your neighbourhood section". Credit goes to our hard working Volunteers, who mow, rake, trim, pull nettles, litter-pick and generally look after our wildlife of all sorts in Conigre Mead. Everyone is welcome to enjoy it at any time, and we would welcome some more help. Just come along on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10am for a couple of hours (gloves, equipment and refreshments provided).

Melksham in Bloom Neighboourhood award

 

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4 spot Chaser

Common Blue

Common Blue

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Scarce Chaser

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White-Legged Damselfly

Above photos (c) Gill Cardy

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