Southern Hawker

Always a bonus to have a beautiful bit of wildlife come to you and today it was a glorious dragonfly.

This Southern Hawker buzzed me in a garden in Derby then settled and allowed me to take her picture. 

She wasn’t the only obliging insect this weekend. Amongst lots of flighty ringlet butterflies was one of my long-standing favourites, the Comma.

The nearby ponds in Chaddesden Park are recovering after being wrecked by vandals last year, and there was a brief sighting of a newt. Encouraging. 

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3 Responses to Southern Hawker

  1. Emily Scott says:

    That Southern Hawker is really special. The patterns remind me of Art Deco designs. Such delicate lacy wings too.

  2. Pingback: Chaddesden Woods, August 2016 | Why watch wildlife?

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