Sunday, 5 June 2016

A quiet week

Not much to report as this last week has been overcast and cold with little opportunity for seeing any dragonfly action. I did find 12 Emperor exuviae today and was really frustrated that despite getting out really early, I didn't find a pre-flight adult. At Castle Ashby Gardens this afternoon, there were many Azures, Large Reds, Blue-tailed Damselflies and a few Four-spotted Chasers around the ponds.

Barrie Gilpin reports finding a Scarce Chaser at Fineshades Woods. With Roland's record of an immature make at Fermyn Woods, this species appears to be very mobile this year despite the poor weather.

Emperor exuvia