Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Still a little slow out there!

The north westerly winds are bring low temperatures and cold air that are appears to be slowing emergence somewhat. By 4 May, I would expect at least two more species to have begun emergence and Large Reds in much greater numbers. At Southfield Farm Marsh this lunchtime, despite nice sunshine I only saw two Large Red Damselflies including one recently emerged. I couldn't find any new exuviae, which implies a low level of emergence so far.