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LNHG Field Trip  :   Black Lochs 

Saturday 13th July 2019

From 10:00-15:00 hours

 

Hosted by Carl Farmer

Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens)

The Black Lochs area near Connel is Scotland’s top dragonfly site and features regularly on our field trip programme. We are going a bit later in the year than usual so may see some different species.  Hairy Dragonfly and Downy Emerald may be over, but we have a better chance of seeing Northern Emerald or Keeled Skimmer, which have both eluded us so far, and there should be plenty of Beautiful Demoiselles and Variable Damselflies.  We will also have a look at the waterside vegetation which includes Tufted Sedge (Carex elata) in its only known site north of Galloway, and Great Fen Sedge (Cladium mariscus).
Date & time: Sat 13 July 2019, 10:00 am
Meet at the layby on the A85 Connel-Taynuilt road, on the left (coming from Connel) shortly before the Achnacloich road end and railway bridge, at NM 949 336.  See attached map.
Terrain: Includes boggy ground, rough country and woodland, and involves crossing burns.  Mud, brambles, fallen wood and all kinds of other unforeseen obstacles and hazards may be encountered.  Ticks and midges will be abundant.  If you are coming on this field trip please read our Health and Safety Policy on http://lnhg.org.uk/health-and-safety-policy.htm
To bring: Packed lunch, hot drink, clothing for all weathers, stout waterproof footwear, camera, binoculars, hand lens, GPS, ID books, notebook, insect repellent (all optional)
Please car-share as much as possible. Lifts available from various places, please ask or offer.
Looking forward to seeing everyone,
Carl

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