Category Archives: Dragonflies

Hungry Dragonflies…….

As the weather has warmed up (and it stopped raining!) in the last couple of weeks, the garden has been transformed.  Suddenly we have masses of dragonflies including four species of colourful hawkers, plus lots of ruddy darters and other … Continue reading

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Beautiful by name, beautiful by nature……….

This is such an exciting time of year for our wildlife ponds.  Suddenly there are dragonflies and damselflies everywhere including a good number of Beautiful Demoiselles this year.  This graceful and colourful creature, with its transparent brown wings and bright … Continue reading

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Hibernation troubles……..

The continuing mild November weather is making things rather difficult for hibernating insects.  We have found a  couple of butterflies in the house lately after doors to the garden have been left open, and large numbers of lacewings and ladybirds … Continue reading

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Unexpected visitors……

One of the joys of creating a wildlife garden is the feeling that you are contributing to the well-being of your local wildlife, either by providing suitable habitat for shelter or breeding, or because  birds, mammals and other wildlife can … Continue reading

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Hoping for brimstones…….

However many nectar plants you add to your borders to attract butterflies, there will always be a few that have their own specific requirements.  One of these is the brimstone, that sulphur yellow harbinger of spring.  Second brood adults are … Continue reading

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Dragons and Damsels……..

A week away from my garden means lots of catching up when I return.  Not just in terms of maintenance, but also in terms of what is around.  A week ago we had a new butterfly in the garden – … Continue reading

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