Wednesday, 19 May 2010

I was wrong

It turns out that despite the cold, wind and rain a brave broad-bodied chaser has decided to emerge from one of our ponds today.

Female broad-bodied chaser Libellula depressa at




Her wings seem close to fully developed, but it's now 19:20 and still she hasn't opened them. There was very little heat earlier in the day and I suspect it's too cold for her to take her maiden flight now. Hopefully she'll make it through the night, but I'm not sure what her chances are. Fingers crossed.


GB said...

I'm quite excited to see if she survives.

Scriptor Senex said...

Great photos - as usual.