Sunday, 2 October 2016

Dropping the Hawker kids off at the pool

October is here and dragonflies are still in the air. The Southern Hawkers below were seen at the Home Farm pond. The bottom picture is a female who came to the pond on an egg laying mission. This particular dragonfly species lay eggs in vegetation above the water surface, or on my shoe as happened with this particular individual. When I get on with digging my own pond I shall plant said shoe in the margins in the hope the eggs hatch next spring.

Male Southern Hawker Dragonfly

Female Southern Hawker Dragonfly - laying eggs in vegetation

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