Migrant Hawkers at Sissinghurst (National Trust) Kent.

This lovely house and gardens in Kent are well-worth a visit at any time in Spring or Summer. The gardens are extensive and a `wild` are of woodland and small lakes is accessible from the property as well.

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On this occasion it was the Migrant hawker Dragonflies that frequent the shallow `moat` that were the main attraction however..
We had a couple of hours available to wander around the lovely gardens and watch-out for the dragonflies. The humidity was thoroughly unpleasant but it was a break from the frequent rain in the midlands and just as I thought I wouldn`t see a single dragonfly where it could be photographed, I spotted no fewer that FIVE hanging from the branches of a bush at a height of about eight feet in a sheltered part of the walled garden! Far too many photographs were then taken....

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There were a few butterflies to be seen (although the anticipated White Admirals were absent) including this rather fine small copper butterfly.

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At some point in the future I shall have to produce a more detailed report of this property and others that we visit frequently in The Midlands.

When I have the time...

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