Saturday 1 August 2020

Back Yard Damselfly

A quick blog this evening but I wanted to share the news of our first Damselfly in the back yard! (for those of you reading this in the US, this is a concrete yard with walls and a large gate, not a garden - we have a garden at the front!)

Just before lunch this Blue-Tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans) spent time in the sun on various plants, including the fig tree before going to investigate the lavender and a plant pot! I think it is a female of the species.

I do wonder whether it has come from the school pond down the end of the street. At the moment we're fixing more long flower pots to the wall to increase the number of flowers we grow which will attract more insects into the yard and so then any more damselflies or dragonflies that come in will have more potential prey. 

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