Bug walk at Scammonden reservoir……………………

Brilliant sunshine again today so with camera in hand (Pentax k-50) and the company of my friend Diane we set off on a walk around Scammonden Reservoir here in West Yorkshire.

View across the reservoir

View across the reservoir

A bit of historical background: Scammonden Dam is part of the M62 motorway between junctions 22 and 23, the only such structure in Britain. Its construction by the Ministry of Transport and Huddersfield Corporation Waterworks required the passing of the Huddersfield Corporation Act 1965. The motorway dam spans the Deanhead Valley in the Pennines between Leeds and Manchester.  Deanhead village was submerged and many buildings demolished to make way for the reservoir but the church remains and its vicarage is used by the sailing club.

The flora and fauna around the reservoir is a kaleidoscope of shades, all very intense colours. But there is also the subtlety of colour of many of the insects that inhabit the area, below are just a few I encountered today.

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