Beauties at the Bog…

By July 28, 2021 Blog

Jan Shields has sent in some lovely photos from the Bog, Stiperstones. Pictured left is the UK’s largest dragonfly the Emperor and if you look closely you can see nearly all of an Emerald Damselfly going down the hatch. Truly incredible to see the size difference between the 2!

Below is a female Brown Hawker ovipositing and enabling us to see those magnificent brown wings. It’s amazing to think on emergence these structures are completely crumpled rather like wet washing! The emerging Common Hawker (far below left) shows this beautifully and within half an hour they are recognisable (far below right) as wings.