Nature Notes #50 (Twee Edition)

05.06.16. Four Spot Chaser, Black Lake, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton

We took the opportunity in the warm bright sunshine for our ramble around the forest at Delamere and in particular a coffee break at Black Lake to watch the damsel and dragonflies that have recently emerge from the lake after their winter recess.

05.06.16. Four Spot Chaser nyph exoskeleton, Black Lake, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton

The original source for Ridley Scott’s alien from the ‘Alien’ franchise film is this H.R Giger inspired dragonfly exoskeleton nymph cast.

05.06.16. Four Spot Chaser nyph exoskeleton, Black Lake, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton

05.06.16. Dragonfly nymph exoskeleton, Black Lake, Delamere Forest. Bill MortonA closer look at the nymph cast clinging to the underside of a twig.

05.06.16. Four Spot Chaser, Black Lake, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton

A side on view of this Four spotted Chaser.

05.06.16. Four Spot Chaser, Black Lake, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton05.06.16. Four Spot Chaser, Black Lake, Delamere Forest. Bill MortonSome flight shots of the Four spotted Chaser and although not pin sharp they show the angle of the wings positioning to land and at rest.

05.06.16. Four Spot Chaser, Black Lake, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton

Lower images: Large Red Damselfly coupling in the act of copulating and at rest.05.06.16. Damselfly spp, Black Lake, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton05.06.16. Large Red Damselfly, Black Lake, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton

05.06.16. Damselfly spp, Black Lake, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton

Azure Damselfly males.

05.06.16. Damselfly spp, Black Lake, Delamere Forest. Bill Morton

Observers: Sparky, WSM (and images).