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ePz Dragonfly day anyone?

cambirder 17 7.2k England
11 May 2005 11:06AM
Anyone up for a day of Dragon/Damselfly snapping?

Lots of people seem to be interested in photographing these flying jewels, so I thought this might make a good members day out. Anyone interested in a get together some time in July at Paxton Pits (just off the A1 on the Cambs, Beds border) please reply below.

This is a good site consisting of flooded gravel pits and having the river Ouse flowing by the reserve, so ideal habitat for many species.

Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
11 May 2005 11:19AM
I would be, but it's a helluva way to come when I have everything I want to shoot dragonfly wise right on my doorstep!.....LOL
I'll keep an eye on this thread though......

philwig 16 817 1
11 May 2005 11:36AM
In principle, yes. A good place for dragonflies - last year they were all over there.
User_Removed 19 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
11 May 2005 12:03PM
One thing to bear in mind about Dragonflies.

Many of the species seen in the UK have very long life cycles (up to 5 years as a nymph) so a good emergence one year in a particular location does not necessarily mean that there will be a good hatching the next

Barrie Smile
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
11 May 2005 12:19PM
I agree with you Barrie, having said that, the Met Office are so far forecasting a swelter of a summer. Especially in June & July, which should be good news for dragonfly chasers in August!

cambirder 17 7.2k England
11 May 2005 1:51PM
Paxton have recorded 19 species ( see here ) so I think we would see good numbers of some of them. Plenty of other insects as well. Good for birds also, 21 singing Nightingales currently present.
Ade_Osman 18 4.5k 36 England
11 May 2005 1:59PM
Now I'm tempted!.....I'll keep an eye on the thread.

kit-monster 18 3.7k 2 Singapore
12 May 2005 12:35AM
I'd be interested - got a couple of things arranged for July so depends on dates.
CanonMan 19 588 4 England
12 May 2005 7:42AM
I could be up for this, depending on the date(s).
simons 16 13
12 May 2005 10:21AM
I am also interested depending on the date.
PaulG 16 63 New Zealand
12 May 2005 10:42AM
I'm up for it aswell. Are we talking a weekend gig or weekday?

vfr400 19 886
12 May 2005 1:25PM
Paul, I'm definately interested.

lobsterboy Plus
17 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
12 May 2005 1:29PM
I'd be interested Paul - why not set a date and we will see who can make it.

cambirder 17 7.2k England
12 May 2005 1:36PM
I was thinking of a Saturday or Sunday. The one weekend I can't do is the 8th/9th (Ely Folk weekend), but any other date in July is fine by me. If those interested can let us have their can't do dates then hopefully a date that suits all may be possible.

As bad weather could make this a non event it might also be wise to have a back-up date in reserve as well
cambirder 17 7.2k England
14 May 2005 1:58AM
As I have no can't do dates, I'll just go for one.

Saturday 2nd July. Meet time TBA.

In the event of rubish weather will be put back to Sat 16th July.

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