Monday, 19 May 2014

Spring Has Sprung.

Early this morning at my garden pond was an Emperor Dragonfly excuvia.This is the first Emperor larva skin I have seen this season.There were none last year unlike 2012 when I collected five.Let us hope for a few more soon of our largest dragonfly.The occupant of the skin had gone so maybe it emerged in the night or at first light.
A morning trip to my local copse resulted in several Azure damselflies and an immature Emperor.
Close by at Shalfleet Stream an improved count of 24 Beautiful Demoiselles at this wooded stream over the ten of a week ago.Good numbers of mature male Demoiselles  now in their waterside territories busily displaying over the stream.
Unfortunately the female Demoiselle below suffered a deformed wing.