Friday 12 August 2022

Find Water and Find Dragonflies.

 As I happened to be very near to the pond in Stag Lane,Newport this morning, I  stopped for a quick visit and was rewarded with good numbers of  odonata. As we are now well into a prolonged dry period with no substantial rain  for nearly two months this large pond is well down on it's usual level. Emperor Dragonflies were patrolling the reeded margins and  the open water and some Common Darters were also evident. Perhaps the most interesting sightings were several male Small Red-eyed Damselflies  perching on reed stems in the sunshine.