Species expected: Black Darter, Brown Hawker, Common Darter. It has not been surveyed by BDS for 60 years although there are should be records from the 1960’s. Good, acid, undisturbed heathland with old and new-ish pools and a good spectrum of species able to fly across the A325 from Woolmer Pond & Cranmer Bottom.
Image by Ken Dolbear.
Good boots for rough walking. Lunch.
Cranmer Pond is west of the A325, unlike Cranmer Bottom (visited in 2016) which is on the Army land to the east. It is managed by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. There are no loos on site (although there may be portaloos at the car park). It may be necessary to all leave at one time (to unlock/lock car park gate) and we aim to be back at the car park by 14:00 with an option to stay on site until 15:30+ for the die-hards.
10:30 am at the car park of Farnham Archers on the east side of the A325 at the 30mph sign - GU35 9BZ = SU 79108 33730 There is a locked parking area to which we have access but it is essential to arrive on time.
By rail: book with the leader a week in advance for collection from Farnham station at 10:00.
Bill Wain, Hants & Surrey Borders Group t: 07594 588979
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