http://www.wolstonbury.com/index.htm if you are interested in the natural history of this lovely hill and would like to work with a friendly and knowledgeable group of volunteers... or if you would simply like to follow their work and make a financial contribution to this important preservation of our wildlife.
This blog entry is restricted to the Dragonflies and Damselflies seen on this day.
Emperor dragonfly, Anax imperator (above and below) laid eggs in a couple of places in the pond.
Blue-tailed Damselfly, Ischnura elegans
Broad-bodied Chaser, Libellula depressa above
Immature Common Darters, Sympetrum striolatum were also around. At least three were spotted.
Banded Demoiselle but it didn't stay long and no photo' was possible.
This pond is teeming with other life and ALL dogs and horses must not enter this unique habitat.
Thanks are due to Mike Botterill of The National Trust and the Friends of Wolstonbury for this fun-packed day. Click on any picture to enlarge it.
Finally the British Dragonfly Society (BDS) also conserves these fantastic creatures and their wetland habitats: see http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/content/membership