Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Ferry Pool, Pagham, West Sussex

At this time of year the purple glasswort (Salicornia ramosissima) is a landscape feature on the salty mud of Ferry Pool opposite the Pagham Harbour reserve visitor centre (SZ 8558 9657).

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Migrant hawker dragonflies (Aeshna mixta) were still on the wing and the female below was observed laying eggs in the bases of the reed stalks in the dykes where the water is much less salty.

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