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The weather seemed to be staying fine, or more accurately, hot, so we packed a rucksack with a picnic, swimming costumes and beach towels and made our way to the one of the car parks situated at the edge of the Newborough Warren dunes. We’ve walked this area before but it still seems like the skies are bigger, the air somehow cleaner, the colours sharper than anywhere else I’ve been. We took our time wandering through the scrub and dunes. Not only because we were looking at the huge variety…

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After Tuesdays late night fly fishing excitement Wednesday was another day for walking around the coastal cliffs in our never rending quest for the perfect picnic spot. Point Lynas comes very, very close, no people, fantastic views and blazing sunshine – yep, almost perfect. Another good excuse to take out the ‘big’ camera where I spotted a few Labyrinth Spiders (Agelena labyrinthica) which people (myself included until recently) mistakenly identify as Funnel Web Spiders. Labyrinth Spiders aren’t harmful – they just look a bit mean sitting in the entrance of…

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The weather here in Lancashire has been truly fantastic this last week and even though we’ve had a few very heavy showers we’ve managed to get out a couple of times. One mini walk round Mere Sands Wood nature reserve where the Marsh Orchids were flowering in the ‘meadow walk’, not much bird activity as I guess it’s too hot for them. The other trip was last Saturday evening where we went to Mere Beck to have a quick practice with our new fly fishing gear. With the weather being…

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