Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Here be dragons

As well as bees, flies and butterflies, we're always on the look-out for other denizens of our local urban wild (and not so wild) places.  Some, like the tiny parasitic wasps, ladybird larvae and froglets that we've come across recently, are easily overlooked, being small and secretive.  Others are less so, like this fabulous dragonfly we spent a pleasant lunchbreak watching at some Leeds allotments yesterday.

If you look closely, you can see that the lower, port-side (that's left, to you landlubbers ;) ) wing is cloudy and slightly deformed, though this didn't seem to affect his ability to fly strongly and fast.

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