By far the most exciting visit we made on our trip to Cambridge was to Wicken Fen Nature Reserve.  Apparently it’s the fifth oldest National Trust property and it was absolutely brilliant.  I’ve liked dragonflies ever since I was a child, possibly because I see less of them than other insects, and Wicken Fen is dragonfly heaven.  I have never seen so many dragonflies in one place at one time, although unfortunately they tend not to sit still for the photographer in the way that butterflies do.

grasshopper

grasshopper

Brimstone butterfly

Brimstone butterfly

Gatekeeper butterfly

Gatekeeper butterfly

Darter dragonfly

Darter dragonfly

Skipper

Skipper

Highland cattle at Wicken Fen

Highland cattle at Wicken Fen

mating dragonflies

mating dragonflies

Konik ponies, Wicken Fen

Konik ponies, Wicken Fen

Injured brown hawker dragonfly

Injured brown hawker dragonfly

 

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