Thursday, 26 May 2016

First Emperor.

This morning at 10 o'clock BST  a dragonfly  emerged  from my garden pond.It was an Emperor,our largest dragonfly in the UK and my first sighting of this species this year.The white wings slowly began to turn transparent  as fluid was pumped through and some colour appeared on the abdomen which gradually straightened.Another hour and a half and the wings unfolded and just before noon the teneral made its maiden flight.