Sunday, 4 July 2010

A day at Yardley Chase

With the rest of the family occupied, I took Alex to the Chase for days dragonfly hunting. There was a lot of activity, mainly oviposting Emperors and Four-spotted Chaser. Only a couple of Downys remained and none stuck around to be photographed. The highlight was seeing several Ruddy Darter and Emerald Damselflies. The Azure Damselflies took exception to the oviposting Emperors, by continuously hasselung them. This is a well known phenomena, which hasn't been fully explained yet. From the observations I made I have a theory which I will include in a future edition of Dragonfly News.