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Title image: Hairy dragonfly by Dave Smallshire

  • My Gold fish pond
  • I drained my pond to clean it out for the summer and was using my hands to check for fish in the bucket I was using and caught a dragon fly nymph. On cleaning the rest of the pond I found a total of six.
    When I finished I put all six back in the pond.

20 May 2019
  • White-faced darters in W Scotland
  • I visited the pools by the Victoria Bridge road near Bridge of Orchy. I collected 5 white-faced darter exuvia, saw several tenerals, and a couple of adults flying off to nearby woods.
    Four-spotted chasers also emerging more generally

12 May 2019
  • Nine species at Boldermere
  • Best weather since Easter so a trip to Boldermere (Surrey) was in order. First thing I saw was a Hairy Dragonfly sitting on a bush, and three more were seen (or it was following me about). There were several recently emerged Four-spotted Chasers, two Broad-bodied Chasers ovipositing, and an immature Black-tailed Skimmer. Damselflies were well-represented with numbers of Azure, several Large Red and Red-eyed, plus singles of Common Blue and Blue-tailed. Altogether a good morning.

21 May 2019
  • Blue-Tailed Damselflies in Ashford
  • During my lunchbreak, whilst walking around a pond near the Brakes Bros offices, I saw lots of male and female blue-tailed damselflies flitting around. Beautiful creatures!

21 May 2019
  • Female scarce chasers
  • Group of 3 spent quite a while on flowering nettles this afternoon in high ham

21 May 2019
  • Buchan Park nr Crawley
  • At least 2 Downy Emerald at Buchan Park today at a pond and nearby open areas.

21 May 2019
  • White-legged Damselfly
  • 50+ recently-emerged White-legged Damselflies along the banks of the Brue at Baltonsborough

21 May 2019
  • Downy Emerald
  • The Moat pond Thursley Common 10 Downy Emeralds hawking on edge of pond

21 May 2019
  • Our visit to Thursley SSSI on this nice warm sunny day saw several flying Downy Emeralds, 4-Spotted Chasers, Azure and Large Red Damselflies. We also counted a large number of Downy Emerald Exuviae, a few 4-Spotted Chaser exuviae, 9 emerged/emerging Downy Emerald Dragonflies and a single emerging Brilliant Emerald Dragonfly.

21 May 2019
  • Southern damselfly
  • Seen and photographed at Kingfishers bridge on Tuesday on nettles downwind of an old hedge at about 4pm.

21 May 2019