I'm due to lead a Ramblers walk next Tuesday through Cardowan Moss Local Nature Reserve and around Hogganfield Loch and did the recce today.
In many ways, it was back on home soil as I was brought up in Cardowan (although in those days there was a colliery next to the housing scheme and not a nature reserve!) and many a family day out was had at Hogganfield Loch.
Butterflies and dragonflies a-plenty on show today and I spent some time trying to capture them on my camera (it's unlikely I'll have time to do this next Tuesday). Have put together a composite picture for my Blip today, although I suspect one of these dragonflies might be an impostor!
I've also added a couple of extras, just because.