Broad-bodied Chaser, Libellula depressa. Spotted on a number of occasions by the pond in the Wildlife Trail. Identified by the yellow dots along its side and its broad body. Photo Stephen Middleton
Common darter dragonfly, Sympetrum striolatum. Habitat is ponds and other still, stagnant or even brackish waters are used, and they are frequently found at small garden ponds. They are frequently found away from water, resting on the tops of plants in woodland rides.
Emperor dragonfly, Anax imperator. Britain’s bulkiest Dragonfly and a frequent visitor to the pond in the Wildlife Trail. This one was expertly netted, handled and freed by Dan Hackett. They are highly inquisitive and will fly very close if you keep still. We’ve seen them laying eggs at the pond and are aware of at least a dozen nymphs hatching […]