Susan EnanSaturday 16th July Susan Enan’s Bring On The Song house concert

Townshend Village Hall, Bunker's Hill, Townshend

Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

Tickets £10 from Steve Jones or Sarah Chapman or on the door.


Outdoor photographer of the year 2010Red-veined Darter detail

Back in November I was delighted to be shortlisted as a possible category winner by Outdoor Photography in the Small World (macro) section of their first annual Outdoor Photographer of the Year awards. This was the first time I had entered a major competition and given that it attracted over 3000 images from 119 countries I was amazed that I made it to the final shortlist with this image of a male Red-veined Darter - Sympetrum fonscolombei adopting the obelisk position. Hopefully I can go one step further in the future! 

Water Stick Insect showing the beak detailThe Water Stick Insect - Ranatra linearis in Cornwall

Many of us are aware of Stick Insects with their inherent ability of merging twig like into their surroundings, indeed a number of species are now naturalized in Cornwall. However few people are aware of our aquatic resident the Water Stick Insect - Ranatra linearis, a spectacular, if elusive opportunist lurking in our freshwater pools, ready to pounce on their unsuspecting prey. 

Female Small Red Damselfly - Ceriagrion tenellumInsect Photography at Rospannel Farm

Sunday 25th July 2010  

Start time 10.00am

Meeting at Rospannel Farm(SW390263). Head west along the A30 from Penzance, turning left at the centre of the hamlet of Crows-an-Wra. Follow the single track road for approximately 1km to where the road ends. The entrance drive to Rospannel Farm runs south from this point. Park as instructed at the farm.     

Grey Seal feeding on Sea BassThe Grey Seal – Halichoerus grypus qualifies as the UKs largest land mammal as it regularly hauls itself out into isolated coves around the Cornish coast.

One such site is Mutton Cove, part of the Site of Special Scientific Interest & Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty at Godrevy, perched at the northern end of Hayle’s “3 miles of golden sands”. Here at Mutton Cove it is possible to observe these beautiful animals from the cliff top without disturbing them if you respect their need for a calm environment and follow a few simple rules.

Male Four-spotted Chaser - Libellula quadrimaculataSunday 20th June 2010

A Closer Look at the Dragonflies of Goss Moor

Start time 10:00 

Meet at Lay-by near Indian Queens (grid reference SW 932 599). Drive from Indian Queens heading east towards Bodmin on the old A30 road for one mile, the lay-by is on the left just before the bridge over the railway.
Bring wellies, binoculars, camera, suncream and lunch.
Leader(s) Steve Jones and Dave Thomas