29 June 2013
After seeing the Scarce Chasers last week I noticed in the guide that Keeled Skimmer was shown as occurring in Kent. Its specific habitat choice however is very limited and I could only think of Hothfield Common as a potential site. An overcast start to the day had me doing some chores around the garden, but with the sun coming out at lunchtime and a fairly free afternoon I decided to drive down to Hothfield for a look.
I arrived and walked out onto the Common heading down to the boggy, peaty pools. I was greeted by a very unique sight in Kent - Cotton Grass and Heath-spotted Orchids spread across a boggy heath.
|Heath-spotted Orchid in close up|
|Male Keeled Skimmer|
|Immature male Keeled Skimmer|