In the blue skies of summer the yellow fields of the Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Perry Mead reserve look wonderful.
This year the grass is so tall everywhere.
Dragonflies and Damselflies
First opportunity for a photograph was a Beautiful demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) but it flew too high up into the trees.
However, hunting around in the tall grass was much more successful. It was great to see White-legged Damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes), Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum), Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella). All within a few yards of each other and not a pond in sight.
Even the bigger chasers have been happy to pose.
There is a corner of Perry Mead that never disappoints. Each time I have visited Perry Mead in the summer it has been full of the beautiful Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas).
This is want they should like at this time of year.
In the current heat wave they already look warn-out.