Monday 4 November 2013

End of Season Dragonflies

On the Isle of Wight at this time there is always the hope of encountering a rarity.However into November and it is the Common Darter that is the dragonfly most likely to be seen in the hedgerows and around the ponds.
Today was no exception as a visit to the ponds of Clamerkin at Newtown produced a count of sixteen darters plus four mating and ovipositing pairs.A sighting too of a male Southern Hawker was a pleasant surprise.