Went for a coffee after work at the cafe at Stocks Fly Fishery. It was lovely, warm and sunny but very breezy which made photographing insects quite challenging. My little camera was up for it though and I got some lovely photos and saw my favoutite fly Tachina grossa.
I think this is Sericomyia silentis
Heather Fly Bibio pomonae
Tachina grossa, the greenbottle fly gives some idea of size.
Fungus gnats, the yellow bellied ones are Scaridae hemerobioides
Once a large freshwater lake this unusual wetland habitat. Between the tussocks of bog rush and purple moor-grass a number of rare species can be found. A speciality of the site is the delicate bird?s-eye primrose which flowers in May. Wild columbine, early and northern marsh orchid, grass of Parnassus and fragrant orchid also grow on the open mire area. Grid ref. (SD510777)