Tuesday, 25 April 2017

A chilly spell

With arctic weather blowing around the county, I decided to take a walk around Ditchford Lakes this lunchtime in my shorts and t-shirt!. I found 4 Hairy Dragonfly exuviae and two emergent Common Blue Damselflies. No Hairy adults were in evidence, so I guess they may have emerged over the weekend or at least yesterday. We are still showing a slow start compared to other counties, and the warmer weather predicted for later this week should see more emergees.

Hairy Dragonfly exuvia