Friday, 8 February 2013

Royal Visitors

In my garden there is a modest sized pond which I created in February 2011.It is now visited by palmate newts and a common frog ,although I do not think the frog has attracted a female as yet.
Last summer,the ponds first full year,I was excited to come across five empty exuviae of the impressive Emperor Dragonfly.In one case I was lucky enough to see a new emergent.This dragonfly is our largest and I have observed females ovipositing regularly in the pond throughout last summer.