I risked a trip to Croome this afternoon, in search of dragons. Last year the lake was almost devoid of Odonata, a situation I blamed (vocally) on excessive clearance of the emergent vegetation on which so many species depend, and … Continued

Little and large

Relatively speaking, that is. I photographed this Black-tailed Skimmer at Coombe Hill nature reserve in Gloucestershire this afternoon, and it was only when I processed the photos that I spotted the tiny chap sitting next to him; the Skimmer is … Continued