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Monday, 8 July 2013
Dragons and damsels cavorting
unproductive bogland beneath the railway is worth its weight in gold when the
sun shines and the dragons and damsels come out to play.
I’m not sure how long
this armour-plated naiad took to mature beneath the water before finally emerging
to crawl out of its exoskeleton as an adult dragonfly.
All sorts of
shenanigans as they copulate in the wheel position or territorial argy-bargy
between competing males.
however prefer the horse flies to find somewhere else to feed.