The MCFT will go to an area rich in dragonflies and different habitats in the northeastern part of Skåne. Pdf with map and info here.
We would like to emphasize species and their habitats, and spend most of the day in the field. The plan is therefore to visit a variety of habitats during a whole day. We vill be let off the buses and explore the area at your own leisure. You have the option of doing that on your own or with others, and have several sites to explore. Below is a draft, the site(s) might change.
A small bog (Ormagylet, pic to the right) with Moorland Hawker Aeshna juncea, Bog Hawker Aeshna subarctica, Small Whiteface Leucorrhinia dubia and Ruby Whiteface Leucorrhinia rubicunda. Ponds, shallow marshes and slow running waters (Hejhölen, pic above) with Spearhead Bluet Coenagrion hastulatum, Small Pincertail Onychogomphus forcipatus and Brown Hawker Aeshna grandis. Small lakes (Havagyl, Blistorp) with Large Redeye Erythromma najas, Dark Whiteface Leucorrhinia albifrons, Lilypad Whiteface Leucorrhinia caudalis and Eurasian Baskettail Epitheca bimaculata.
For the birdwatchers there are good chances to see species such as Osprey, Red Kite, Crane, Black Woodpecker and Parrot Crossbill.
In case of really bad weather we have a back up plan which includes a completely different field trip.
Some expected species: Variable Bluet Coenagrion pulchellum, Spearhead Bluet Coenagrion hastulatum, Large Redeye Erythromma najas, Blue Featherleg Platycnemis pennipes, Brown Hawker Aeshna grandis, Moorland Hawker Aeshna juncea, Bog Hawker Aeshna subarctica, Downy Emerald Cordulia aenea, Brilliant Emerald Somatochlora metallica, Yellow-spotted Emerald Somatochlora flavomaculata, Eurasian Baskettail Epitheca bimaculata, Keeled Skimmer Orthetrum coerulescens, Small Whiteface Leucorrhinia dubia, Ruby Whiteface Leucorrhinia rubicunda, Dark Whiteface Leucorrhinia albifrons, Lilypad Whiteface Leucorrhinia caudalis.