Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Hanging On.

The Keeled Skimmer is not a common dragonfly on the Isle of Wight as it is found only in two or three coastal sites.These isolated pockets are situated on cliff landslip where small acidic pools have formed due to the coastal erosion.(see blog entry KEELED SKIMMERS AT WHALE CHINE of the 5th February 2013).
A very wet winter combined with ferocious gales have caused  extensive damage to these sites due to some sections disappearing into the sea completely and cliff falls burying this specialized  habitat It seems that maybe only one site is now suitable for this Skimmer.