The cold weather at the end of March and into early April has had a definate effect on emergence this year. Large Red Damselflies are normally seen from around 22 April and certainly by the beginning of May. This year though, nothing! I took an early morning trip out in the hope that the recent spell of bright sunny weather had stimulated emergence and only found one Large Red Damselfly. The coming Bank Holiday looks good too, so we may see a major catch-up.