Saturday, 4 August 2012
A Newly Emerged "Dragon"
We were thrilled last night to see this newly emerged dragonfly - Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) I believe - on one of the plants in the middle of the garden pond.
If you click on this photo to enlarge it you may be able to just make out two other exuviae towards the top centre of the picture
In fact we counted 5 exuviae on this one plant - together with the 3 we have already found this means 8 dragonflies have emerged recently which is great news.
Finally butterflies seem at long last to be returning to the garden. Holly Blue and Gatekeeper were seen this morning.