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We have a tremendous amount of dragonflies in our garden this year.  We don't have a pond tho.  They appear in packs and are very much larger than the usual dragonfly visitors we see. Has the weather had anything to do with it?  There was one recently on me that I swear was 8 inches long.  

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,934

    We had our first one in the garden yesterday - now the season's started we'll see lots - we're very close to the River Yare and the UEA Broad which is well known for it's dragonflies image

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  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    maybe from someone else s pond or river nearby. don't get them muddled with damsel flies.

  • Mark 499Mark 499 Posts: 380

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     Here's one in my garden earlier today.

  • BizzieBBizzieB Posts: 885

    Hi, seakale, last week I had this zooming around the garden

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     lucky to get it in focus.After whizzing around again it finally settled at my feet, at least 6 inches long

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     an emerald green, irridescent, beautiful image 

  • BizzieBBizzieB Posts: 885

    Good photo Mark 499,

    my first shot, (as it was on the wing so to speak) 

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     you can just see the lovely wing span.

    Need very hot weather to see them again here

  • BizzieBBizzieB Posts: 885

    Hi, seakale, last week I had this zooming around the garden

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     lucky to get it in focus.After whizzing around again it finally settled at my feet, at least 6 inches long

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     an emerald green, irridescent, beautiful image 

  • BizzieBBizzieB Posts: 885

    Unless my eyes were deceiving me, from the rugosa/holly shrubbery came a swoosh, of something smaller than a bird-bigger than a bee, with the zooming flight of the green dragonfly.

    Light too dim, 05.45, but sure it was. Is it possible? 

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,267

    Lovely pictures of dragonflies here image  I've noticed a lot this year too,such beautiful creatures.

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  • BizzieBBizzieB Posts: 885

    What a beauty

    !  image  taking nectar too, made my day image 

     

    What is the plant snowathlete?

     

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