Star of the Month
You may be fortunate to see a Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea still flying this month on a warm and sunny day. Later sightings seem to have become a little more common over the years. This is a large and distinctive species which ranges widely and is the mostly likely hawker dragonfly to visit gardens, even if you have no pond. The male has a much greener appearance than Migrant Hawker, the most likely confusion species.