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 January

The valley is still flooded and all paths across the lower part of the valley are impassable, as is most of the path along the river.

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

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