Photo: M. Randall

Photo: M. Randall
Photo: M. Randall

Monday, 11 August 2014

16 species in one day!

Just before the remains of hurricane Bertha arrived, a sunny Saturday allowed myself, Ian Cheeseborough and 10 course participants to enjoy 16 species on the wing! Running a dragonfly and damselfly course for the Field Studies Council we started at Berrington Pool and saw Common Blue, Red-eyed, Blue-tailed and Emerald damselflies, Banded Demoiselle, Ruddy and Common Darters, Brown, Southern and Migrant Hawkers and Four-spotted Chasers. (NB. Berrington Pool is privately owned and permission has to be gained for access to the pool). Richard Knisely- Marpole was on the course and has taken some fabulous pics below:

Emerald Damselfly
Emerald Damselfly
Red-eyed Damselfly
Rather old Four-spotted Chaser
Ruddy Darter in cop
We then went up to Wildmoor Pool where we added Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Black Darter and Azure Damselfly to the list...
Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Black Darter
And then finally down to the Bog Pool on the Stiperstones where we added Emperor Dragonfly and Common Hawker -marvellous!

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