Dragonfly Walk Sat 18th June 2016

DRAGONFLY WALK – SAT JUNE 18th  – Walk Leader Dr Bill Wain.          

If you would like to join this walk please email walksandtalks@froylewildlife.co.uk. This helps us to have an idea of numbers and to wait for anyone who may be delayed. However, if you are a last minute decision-maker, please just turn up on the day! We hope to see several species and pick up some tips on identification (see British Dragonfly Society) after our talk in March.

Meet at Froyle Village Hall at 10am. Our first site is within walking distance of the hall but transport will be provided if necessary. The second site, most likely along the River Wey, will require walking boots. Binoculars are handy for a closer view and here is the link to species seen last summer in Froyle. Hope to see you there.

Update: Some photos of sightings on our walk.

Wildlife pond Froyle
Wildlife pond Froyle
Emperor Dragonfly exuvia
Emperor Dragonfly exuvia
Common Blue damselfly
Common Blue damselfly
Emerging dragonfly
Emerging dragonfly
Azur damselfly
Azur damselfly
Finding a froglet
Finding a froglet

At a pond in Lower Froyle, Bill Wain spotted over 20 exuvia (empty skins) of Emperor Dragonfly that had recently emerged. A Common Blue Damselfly allowed close views while stationary and an emerging dragonfly on the flag iris leaves was probably a Four-spot Chaser. The absence of any sunshine meant that none were flying.

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