Dragonfly Workshop

I was lucky to get a place on a dragonfly workshop earlier this month which was held in the Clara Bog Visitor Centre under the auspices of the National Biodiversity Data Centre. Our course tutors were Eugenie Regan and Brian Nelson, two of the leading experts in the country. The weather was beautiful and we managed to identify all the early season species of damselfly and dragonfly in the field.

Subsequent to this, by coincidence, I discovered that there are two species of damselfly resident in my garden – the Blue-tailed Damselfly (left) and the Common Blue Damselfly (right) – which are a delight to observe.

blue tailed damselfly june 2013 11 common blue damselfly 12 june 2013

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