Here be Dragons

27 June 2017

A number of different dragonfly species can now be seen around the valley. One of the most striking is the Broad-bodied Chaser with its distinctive wing markings. Adult males have a powder blue abdomen while the females and immature males are orange/brown. They can be seen throughout May, June and July and sometimes into August. Other species can be seen well into the Autumn. The Broad-bodied Chasers sometimes perch for long periods and don’t seem to mind being carefully approached so you may get some good views. There are quite a lot about, but mostly males.

Footpaths - 1 July

All paths are dry now, but some are getting overgrown in places.

Report overgrown rights of way to East Sussex and other paths to the Friends of Combe Valley.

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