Stephen Barlow has spotted an early dragonfly at Whixall Moss on Saturday 22nd April. The Four-spotted Chaser is seen in his photo on the far left with four spots clearly visible on the wings and dark patches of pigment at the base of the wings- characteristic of the Chasers. Stephen also saw many more Large Red Damselflies in a sheltered sunny spot including this individual having a spot of light lunch!
The purpose of this blog is to keep dragonfly enthusiasts up to date with dragonfly activity throughout the season. This way we should all know first hand what’s on the wing in Shropshire.
All are very welcome to be part of this seasonal diary. Get in touch at email@example.com with sightings and photographs so I can post them on the blog. Even if you’re new to dragonflies and not sure what you have photographed please send it in and get involved in the 2017 Shropshire Dragonfly Watch.