Awe inspiring, prehistoric and gloriously free. Last week we were lucky to have three Southern hawker dragonflies (Aeshna cyanea) emerge from the pond. The scale is difficult to gauge from these pictures, but the wingspan is about 4 inches from tip to tip. Affter waiting in the depths of the pond, feeding on invertebrates for … More dragonfly

in a scarlet cloak

Basking in a few days of summer sunshine, the living things in and around the little kingdom that is the pond are busy with the frantic routine of their short lives. I joined them for a little while this afternon, enjoying the warmth and gentlenessof a lovley day, and a gap in my own frenetic … More in a scarlet cloak