Sunday, 14 June 2009

Northamptonshire Dragonfly Group field trip to Yardley Chase 13 June

Fifteen people joined me on this field trip to see the Downy Emerald. Most attendees had never see this species before, so it was a very exciting time. We visited 3 ponds and saw ~50 adults including 1 pair mating. The other usual species were present too, including the first Southern Hawker of the year. I borrowed Steve Cham's 300mm f4 lens to capture these in-flight photos, and the picturie of Steve photographing us. The weather was excellent and so were the dragonflies.