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Every time we have to stop on a journey, we exercise with the dog and I am never disappointed when we visit Hopwood Services on the M42. In fact we tend to aim for it now. I wander about, camera in hand, knowing I'm going to find something interesting. In spring the rough "dog walking" area was alive with butterflies, day flying moths and damsel flies. In summer I wasn't quick enough to photograph a thumb nail sized dark beetle. Possibly a type of dung beetle or .....(the name's on the tip of my tongue!). Last weekend as I was looking to see if I could find the beetle again I missed photographing a kestrel which was hovering close by - it was a speck in the sky by the time I got my camera organised!
I wonder if I'm just easily pleased? Does anyone else feel the same? Should we congratulate the designers of this Service station?