After a lunch in the shade - it was baking hot! - we were joined by the awesome Martin Hammond who did a bit of wetland plant ID training for the team down on the bog. We found Slender Sedge and White Beak-sedge, two of the rarities along with lots of great stuff typical of these habitats, such as Heath Spotted Orchid, Bog Asphodel, Round-leaved Sundew, Bog Pondweed and Star Sedge.
Stacks of Keeled Skimmers were zipping about and a whole gang were gathered over one of the seepages, with some females actively egg-laying in the shallow water and other pairs flying around in tandem, while the sound of wings clattering as the males skirmished filled the warm air. A couple of majestic Golden-ringed Dragonflies were cruising about and one rather faded Large Heath butterfly was seen. All in all a fantastic day with a bunch of brilliant people.