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The Pond - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Half an hour of nature

Tonight there’s a brief chance for a walk to the local park. It has a large lake and a small pond. The …

Azure Damselfly - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Azure Damselflies

Calling a Damselfly the ‘Azure Damselfly’ makes it sound much more exotic than if you called it the Blue Damselfly. There are, …

Beautiful Demoiselle - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Demoiselled if you do

Beautiful Demoiselles are beautiful by name and vicious killers by nature. I see a male clasping a fern, here on the side …

Blue Tailed Damselfly - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A walk around a blade of grass

It’s Day 13 of #30DaysWild, the scheme run by the Wildlife Trusts to get people to have wild experiences in June. I’ve …

Large Red Damselfly - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Large Red Damselfly

There’s a Large Red Damselfly in the Park. It’s large, it’s red and it’s a Damselfly. Some people really do lack an imagination when it comes to names.

Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Beautiful Demoiselle

There’s a female Beautiful Demoiselle perched next to the pond. I can tell it’s a female because it’s got white spots on …

Blue-tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans) - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

A Damselfly with a blue tail

There’s a Damselfly with a blue stripe on its tail over the water in Somerset: It’s a Blue-Tailed Damselfly, Ischnura elegans.

Variable Damselfly (Coenagrion pulchellum) - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Variable Damselfly

There’s a Variable Damselfly Coenagrion pulchellum near the pond. They fly from May to August. The British Dragonfly Society (yes, there really …