Great Wheal Seton & Bell Lake Marsh, Red River Valley Local Nature Reserve
Sunday 20th July 2014
Leader: Steve Jones
Start Time: 10.30am (approx finish 3.30pm)
Meeting Point: Tolvaddon, Camborne, grid reference SW657418
A chance to explore the rich mosaic of wetlands along this old tin streaming valley, where the resident species include the Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly – Ischnura pumilio, the Small Red Damselfly - Ceriagrion tenellum & the Keeled Skimmer – Orthetrum coerulescens.Emperors, Azures, Large Reds, Broad Bodied Chasers (see left) & Four Spot Chasers will also be on the wing, come along and meet them!
We will move on from Great Wheal Seton to other dragonfly sites along the Red River Valley LNR, (including Bell Lake Marsh), after lunch.
Anyone with a passing interest in dragonflies is very welcome to attend but all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a packed lunch, sun screen and hand cleansing gel. Wellies are essential. This event is free!
Directions to Great Wheal Seton, (Tolvaddon):
If you are travelling in a westerly direction along the A30 from Redruth take the first Camborne (Tolvaddon) exit, signposted “Pool, Camborne, Portreath A3047”. After entering the slip road take the right hand lane signposted “Portreath” & then bear right as you drop down to the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn right on to the dual carriageway and pass under the A30. Immediately after passing under the A30 turn left on to the minor road. After 80 metres park sensibly along the right hand side of the road, meeting outside the building site for the new Fire Station.
If you are travelling in an easterly direction along the A30 from Hayle take the second Camborne exit, signposted “Camborne, Portreath A3047”.After entering the slip road take the left hand lane. Immediately after the traffic lights at the Portreath junction, move into the right hand lane and take the next right, (if you pass under the A30 you have gone too far). After 80 metres park sensibly along the right hand side of the road, meeting outside the building site for the new Fire Station.