Sunday, 30 May 2010

Water soldiers

After two years of doing very little the water soldier Stratiotes aloides populations in the ponds have exploded.

They're proving very popular with lots of the species that frequent the ponds:

common frog

the hoverfly Helophilus pendulus

larva of the broad-bodied chaser dragonfly

large red damselflies in tandem


ADRIAN said...

Smashing post, green too! No driving miles for your material.

Scriptor Senex said...

I love the contrasting colour of the Water Soldiers.