Several Large Red Damselflies have appeared in my garden, emerging not only from my garden pond but also from an established pond next door. The following photo shows one such immature that was seen today.
My pond was created in 2010 and over that time it had become clogged with many pond plants. It seems that this has led to much less activity regarding dragonflies as well as damselflies. Therefore over the winter most of the plants were thinned and cleared and now the photograph below shows a rather bare looking pond. However, several bunches of Hornwort have been added and the Frogbit has again returned. Both are good oxygenators and popular with the wildlife.