A walk around Quedgeley's Clearwater Drive marsh today with Andy produced an abundance of butterflies, especially Ringlets and Marbled Whites, plus Small Skipper, Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined White, Small White. Also a Six-spot Burnet, a female Broad-bodied Chaser egg-laying and a Blue-tailed Damselfly. Birds included a singing Common Whitethroat and Blackcap. This site is sadly under threat from housing development despite being a local wildlife haven. More information can be found on the Quedgeley Area Conservation Association website, including an online petition against the development. (Photo of Marbled White and Broad-bodied Chaser: © Paul Masters).