I was determined to find a suitable upland bog during our visit to Northumberland: the best bet seemed to be Falstone Moss above Kielder, so Linda and I set aside a couple of hours for a search. When we asked for directions at the visitors' centre, we were informed that the site was no longer maintained and that the pool had dried up: nevertheless, we decided to take a look anyway. In the event, we found a marked footpath that was being strimmed. After a few trials and tribulations we reached the boardwalk, crossed the bog and found the delightful pool: there were at least half a dozen Common Hawkers chasing about without stopping, so we spent ages trying for flight shots... Other odonatids included hundreds of blue damselflies: I photographed a Blue-tailed and what could possibly be a Northern Damselfly.
On our various rambles we enjoyed good views of Dark Green Fritillary (on Lindisfarne) as well as Common Blues and other familiar species of butterfly.