Thursday, 13 June 2013

Emergence Time for the Azures.

After a period of fine,warm, and sunny weather the last few days have been more autumn like with heavy rain and strong winds.Today the sun came out for a while during the afternoon but the wind did not abate.
However it did trigger several damselflies to emerge from my garden pond,crawling up the leaves of the water soldier.The first emergent I saw had not fared very well as its wing seemed to be badly deformed.Happily the remaining Azures were more fortunate.
This is the first batch of tenerals I have witnessed from the pond this season and hopefully there will be many more.