On Sunday’s visit to Sculthorpe Moor NR I was delighted to see about six male Common Darters (Sympetrum striolatum). They were clinging to a sheltered fence, out of the cool breeze and in full sun. There had been a slight frost that morning at the reserve and since then it has got much colder and greyer, so these were probably the last dragons I will see this year.
As our year finishes in the southern hemisphere summer is just starting. It will be nice to see images of exotic dragonflies (and butterflies) from these parts, so get posting!