Beautiful spring weather?!

By May 12, 2021 Blog

Well fleeting glimpses of sunshine and thunderous downpours of hail aren’t your classic recipe for successful dragonfly emergence. Stephen Barlow took this beautiful photo of a Four-spotted Chaser at Whixall Moss that had somehow completed the process unscathed, but days earlier he encountered a couple of White-faced Darters with their wings stuck together having been buffeted about in the breeze. One of these is shown below left and very carefully Stephen was able to free up their wings using a grass blade which proved successful as shown below right. Let’s hope the weather sorts itself out soon!