Butterflies and dragonflies

Meadow brownStill only a few butterflies around – mostly large whites, and the occasional meadow brown [sorry, my friends on Flickr tell me it’s a gatekeeper] , seen here in the hedge. Then a huge dragonfly – the first I’ve seen in the garden – settled on the leaf of a broken beech twig; I think it’s a southern hawker, but please comment if you know otherwise. Despite its bright colours, it found a spot where it was quite hard to see (or photograph): as usual, you can click the image for a bigger version on Flickr.

Dragonfly

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2 Responses to “Butterflies and dragonflies”

  1. Just wandered on here. Great blog, with some nice finds. Be back for a proper look later

  2. Thanks, Neil – hope to see you back soon!

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