Saturday, 6 June 2015

From a Forest Pond.

The small complex of ponds at Bouldnor Forest are perhaps in their third season and today mature Black-tailed Skimmers and Broad-bodied Chasers were in evidence.With the ponds bare banks they are the ideal habitat for the Black-tailed Skimmers and as with most ponds the Broad-bodied Chasers are present at this time of year.I also came across several damselflies including this immature female Blue-tailed Damselfly called violacea which is one of five female forms.
The Common Darter is now emerging and  while walking through the pond margins I disturbed many tenerals.