Despite it being the school holidays there was hardly anyone about (they all probably knew it was about to rain, I clearly didn't!).
There were lots of wild flowers about: thistles, hawkweed, rosebay willow herb and greater stitchwort amongst others.
But there were also signs that summer is moving ever onward: teasels, blackberries (quite a few of which came home with me), elder berries, rose hips and sloes.
I walked to the large pond
(not actually a part of Arger Fen reserve but very beautiful) where I sat and watched dragonflies darting and swallows flying high. This is when the heavens opened and I got very wet as I was a good way away from cover and by the time I got back to cover it had stopped raining!
If you want to see where I escaped to last week hop over to Celia's blog to read about our day out in London.