Dragonflies emerging on the reserve

Four-spotted chaser 1 SH

Wildlife recorder and amateur enthusiast Steve Houghton was visiting our reed bed recently recording dragonflies and got some great shots of Four-Spotted Chasers emerging.

Four-spotted chaser 2 SH

Dragonflies will spend 2-3 years in ponds in their nymph stage before they emerge like this and  they’ll leave the exuvia behind on the reed.

Four-spotted chaser 3 SH

If you would like to join Steve for his Dragons and Damsels walk on Saturday 25 July at Rutland Water Nature Reserve in Egleton you can book here