It’s this time of year that dragonflies emerge from our wildlife pool. Here are some fantastic photographs, taken by our volunteer wildlife recorder, Brian Perry.
One shows a female Southern Hawker dragonfly perched at the edge of the pool – this is the only photo we have of an adult dragonfly at Martineau Gardens. Congratulations to Brian! The other photograph shows the dragonfly larva – it’s clinging to a stem before the adult dragonfly begins to emerge. If you look carefully you’ll notice a white line behind its head, which shows that its skin is starting to split ready for the adult to come out.