Over the last year or so we've been placing sheets of corrugated wire on the moor to facilitate reptile watching. It has taken a few months for creatures to begin to use them. We've seen plenty of insects and voles and shrews under the reptile refuges but this week we saw our first reptile, a slow worm! Fingers crossed we get adders soon.
Also this week, I've seen my first golden ringed dragonfly of the season, quite difficult to see against this cryptic background.
Also this week, I watched a golden ringed dragonfly emerging from its exuvia, an amazing sight.