Category: 2014

Fanjeaux Area, Jun 2014

A.k.a. France 2014, Part 3. Inevitably, like addicts, we were bound once again for our favourite campsite on a dairy sheep farm, Les Brugues, at Fanjeaux. Actually, suffering from Tramontane tiredness, we were quite keen to leave French Catalonia and

Posted in 2014, France, Trip reports

French Catalonia, Jun 2014

A.k.a. France 2014, Part 2. After our return to Provence looking for dragonflies, we spent four days at Loupian near the Bassin de Thau for a spot of rest and relaxation, including some photographic exercise for Carol. Then we were

Posted in 2014, France, Trip reports

Provence, Jun 2014

A.k.a. France 2014: Part 1. We had no trip to France hunting Odos in 2013, other than a 1-day pause at the Marais Poitevin en route to Spain in early August. Last year’s miss was due mainly to my having

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New Forest, May 2014

View Dragonfly Sites, UK in a larger map We are fans of the New Forest in the south of England but, for one reason or another, we didn’t get to visit it in 2013. So, withdrawal symptoms were setting in.

Posted in 2014, Trip reports, UK

Season Start at Sandhouse

Just a brief diary note to say that, very nearly two weeks after Duck End NR (apparently always Bedfordshire’s first), I today found six freshly emerged Large Red Damsels (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) at my local Sandhouse Lane NR. My first encounter

Posted in 2014, News

My First of 2014

Now back and settled after returning from a wet week in the Lake District, where the start of the Odo season in Bedfordshire eluded me, today I set out on my own first sorties. My initial target was to check

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Bedfordshire Kick-off, 2014

Just a quickie to note that today a couple of friends from the BNHS [Bedfordshire Natural History Society] snagged photographic evidence that our year’s first Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) had emerged at Duck End NR near Maulden. And there

Posted in 2014, News, UK

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