A visit with Mark to Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Clattinger Farm reserve for Orchids produced a Bee Orchid and a few Sothern Marsh Orchids among the 1000's of Common Spotted Orchids.Also 100's Common Blue Damselfies and a small number of Blue-tailed, Large Red-eyed and Large RedDamselflies. The only dragonfly seen though, in less than ideal conditions, was a female Black-tailed Skimmer. Over the road at Swillbrook we saw more Damselflies, but a search for Downy Emerald dragons proved fruitless, although we did see a Grass Snake near the entrance gate.
Below, a couple of butterflies photographed at Daneway Banks on Saturday, though no Large Blue, again not ideal conditions!
*Ref: 'Britain's Orchids', David Lang, WILDGuides