Category: 2012

Burnham Beeches: 8-Nov-2012

This was really a trip to Burnham Beeches intended for some landscape photography of autumnal colours. It was fortunate that, having arranged to meet a friend there, the weather was more or less as forecast and was dry with occasional

Posted in 2012, Trip reports, UK

Scotland and the North of England, Sep 2012

With a date at an Edinburgh family wedding in mid-September, it seemed to make sense for us to turn it into a three week (or thereabouts) tour of northern England and Scotland. This was not primarily an Odonata-spotting trip but

Posted in 2012, Trip reports, UK

La Brenne & the Pinail, Jul 2012

Not that we’re stuck in a rut or anything, but we actually called in to Parc naturel régional de la Brenne twice during our 2012 spring trip to France. The first occasion was for a single night on our way south.

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Marais Poitevin, Jun 2012

Continuing our unusually slow trek back north during our 2012 spring trip to France, we called in at another favourite haunt of ours: the Marais Poitevin. A marais is a marsh and, rather like the Somerset levels, this French marsh

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Les Tourbières de Vendoire, Jun 2012

View Dragonfly Sites, France in a larger map La tourbe is French for peat and les tourbières are peat diggings. Les Tourbières de Vendoire lie in the Périgord vert region near the small village of Vendoire, north-west of the gastronomically

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Fanjeaux Area, Jun 2012

This area holds a special place in our hearts because of a delightful campsite on a dairy sheep farm run by an equally delightful French couple, Luc and Nadine Vialaret. The campsite is perched beside farmer Luc’s irrigation lake, created

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Le Loir, May 2012

Our first major hunting stop during our 2012 6-week French excursion was le Loir, being a masculine tributary of the better known female, La Loire. More precisely, we stayed at a very pleasant camping municipal, camping-de-la-Chabotiere, at Luché-Pringé. This was

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Madeira, Mar 2012

The winters can feel long for anyone, never mind those keen on dragonflies. Fortunately, for those with a general interest in wildlife, winter migrant birds can offer some cold-weather relief but can still seem a struggle. So, in search of

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