Category: Dragonflies

Southern Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) - Waldegrave, Somerset, UK. ID JBA_4142

Waldegrave Pond

The Jewell in the crowd for Dragonflies on the Mendip Hills is the Waldegrave Pond. This is part of the former Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve of Priddy Mineries. Sadly the SWT no longer manage...

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 803_5217

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe does not have any ponds or river.  The only water on the reserve runs in from Deerleap through a pipe in a dry-stone wall then in the shade of dense tree cover it...

Emerald Damselflies (Lestes sponsa)

Waldegrave Pond

One of my favourite spots close to my home is the Waldegrave Pond at Priddy Mineries high up in the Mendip Hills of Somerset.  In the summer it is the best spot around for...

Lynchcombe Steps

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) – Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID JB4_8412. Today was the hottest October day since records began and many insects were taking some early autumn sun. This included Comma butterflies which I...

Today I want to be an Azure Damselfly

Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) recently emerged – Stover Country Park, Devon, UK. JB4_4252. My son and I drove down to Stover Country Park to join the Devon group of the British Dragonfly Society. This...