Face to face with the latest Black Darter…

By November 22, 2021 Blog

…and now we have 2 species seen on the latest date ever for resident dragonflies in Shropshire. Here is Stephen Barlow face to face with a darter taken an hour or so ago on Whixall Moss! I originally posted this as Black Darter as moments before Stephen had both a Black and a Common Darter settle on his hands before they moved onto his clothes and then 1 onto his face! We assumed it was the Black Darter on his face, but even with close inspection it’s difficult to be sure. Luckily he identified both species on his hands and personally I just wish more dragonflies would land on me!