Four spotted darter
I have felt a bit like I was treading water rather than making headway today, with some disappointing news that a grant application had failed, and what seems like hours trying to work through bookings and avoiding reading the 27 page cleaning guidance. Thankfully the day ended with a lovely walk over the hill to collect the Kubota from where the gather started on Sunday, before the sunset flight over the Herdies (extra).
Our walk took us through a good damp bog, the kind you could disappear in to without leaving a trace, in search of Bogbean, which I know grows there but I have never seen it in flower. S spotted this beautiful dragonfly. We saw Curlews and Cuckoos and heard a Snipe drumming. Just wonderful.