Despite the less than convincing June several species seem to be emerging including Southern Hawker…this time definitely in Shropshire, near Oswestry, and seen by Warwick Davies emerging from his garden pond on 9th June. These lovely shots show the diagnostic broad antehumeral stripes. Warwick has also seen Emperor Dragonfly at SWT Holly Banks Reserve- first sighted on 8th June. Further afield the first Emerald Damselflies have been seen at Dolgoch Quarry on 4th June and Stephen Barlow has seen Black-tailed Skimmers at Whixall Moss on 9th June- a female shown below left. Stephen also took this lovely shot of a male Broad-bodied Chaser (below centre) and Gary Palmer has been enjoying good numbers of White-legged Damselflies (below right) on the River Severn just south of Hampton Loade -thanks to all who have persevered when the summer has not!