Saturday, 7 July 2018

More Emerald Damselflies To See.


Yesterdays visit to Bouldnor Forest ponds discovered the effects of our rather prolonged dry spell.Temperatures have reached 30C almost every day for the last couple of weeks and the levels in the scrape ponds are receding fast.Not surprisingly at the two Southern Emerald breeding scrapes water has seemingly disappeared and now Emerald Damselfly Lestes sponsa numbers are starting to increase with up to six adult males,three copulating pairs,and several females seen.