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Blashford Lakes Broomy Pond
Grid Reference SU 21157 10777
Burley Heath
 The road to the south of Broomy Pond is private and has recently had a gate placed at the entrance so, as with Slufters, park at Milkham Enclosure and walk in. Restricted access means that this pond is mostly undisturbed, surrounded by gorse to the south and reeds to the north.
The reeded area is fenced off to protect the habitat and this is where the majority of emergence takes place. Once emerged the tenerals can be observed outside of this fence among the heather.

Good for Downy Emeralds and Emerald Damselflies among other species.
Be sure to explore gorse area fully as this is a prime hunting spot.

Key Species
Southern Hawker Migrant Hawker Emperor Downy Emerald Common Darters
Broad-bodied Chaser Four-spotted Chaser Keeled Skimmer Black Darter Common Blue
Red-eyed Blue-tailed Large Red Common Emerald Emerald AzureDamselfly
Nearby Facilities
Parking Toilets Pub Shop
Fuel Railway Bus Stop Campsite

Blashford Lakes Index Burley Heath

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