Sunday, 12 May 2013

A Struggle for the Large Red.

After the brief period of summer weather it has again become cool and rather autumnal.Not a good omen for the emerging spring species.As a result of the poor weather we have had to endure over the last few months, sightings of dragonflies have been minimal.
Today after a bright start the wind and rain are back and this Large Red was found on a bench beside my garden pond in desperate need of some warmth.If things do not improve soon we could see a disastrous start to the season for our odonata.


Despite a brisk and cold wind today,Monday the 13th,the sun shone on and off  and enticed out a pair of Large Reds.During the morning a male appeared and was closely followed by a female.
Fingers crossed for lots more of these and hopefully some newly emerged species in the next few days,weather permitting.