I spent a very enjoyable day and a half wandering around the Fenn's, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve on the Shropshire/ Wales border, although I think I was mainly in the Whixall Moss section. At nearly 1000 hectares, it's the third largest lowland raised bog in Britain, and an SSI, a European Special Area of Conservation & a Wetland of International Importance.
|View across Whixall Moss|
|Male Black Darter|
|Female Black Darter|
|Mating tatty Black Darters|
|Lunch spot.....I had one side & the Raft Spider the other!|
|Raft Spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus)|