I spent most of today catching on office work but I did venture out to check the ponies grazing the shore of Ibsley Water. On the way I was disappointed to see some one had removed some sulphur polypore fungi from the Nature reserve, I’d just like to remind visitors not to remove fungi or any other wildlife from the reserve.
On the way to the ponies I was please to see a female adder in an area I had not previously encountered them before, I managed one blurry photo before she disappeared into the vegetation.
On the approach to Lapwing hide I encountered long-winged coneheads in abundance in the grassland and a migrant hawker dragonfly that stayed put for a photograph. The ponies were all fine and accounted for so I unfortunately had to return to the office.