I enjoyed walking round Nanpantan Reservoir two days ago, trying to get photos of the pair of Great Crested Grebes and their two stripey chicks which spent most of their time riding on mum’s back while dad kept bringing them fish. However, they were really too far away to get great photos, so I turned my attention to the edge of the small lake. Amongst reeds were many wild flowers attracting various insects. I particularly loved the frothy creamy-white heads of Meadow Sweet. More difficult to follow were the delicate little Common Blue Damselflies as they flashed a brilliant blue amongst the plants, only occasionally settling on the stems, often in pairs.