Friday, 16 June 2017

GARDEN POND FIRST.

THIS CAME OUT OF OUR SMALL AND VERY OVERGROWN POND.
I WILL STICK MY NECK OUT AND SAY I THINK IT IS A SOUTHERN HAWKER.
WHATEVER IT IS IT'S THE FIRST TO EMERGE IN THE COUPLE OF YEARS THAT THE
POND HAS BEEN IN AND SHOWS THAT YOU DON'T NEED A MASSIVE POND.








 WE ALSO FOUND THESE MULLEIN MOTHS IN THE GARDEN.



17 comments:

  1. Doesn't take a reach to guess where the CGI guys got their concept for Alien. Nature...she's so cool.

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  2. That is amazing, and an excelent advert for having a pond in a garden, also well photographed.
    Take care, Goron.

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  3. Congratulations on your recent offspring! This does go to point out that even the smallest suitable habitat can be used by wildlife, and heavens knows we have destroyed so much of it anything we can do to restore a little is well worthwhile.

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  4. This is indeed a Southern Hawker and lovely photos as well. As you say, you don't need a big pond to attract wildlife. I bet there may be more emerging soon.

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  7. Fabulous dragonfly, the migrant hawker is the dominant species where I live

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  8. Great moment! Nice photos.

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  9. Hi. Superb photos. Beautiful dragonfly.

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  10. Lovely lovely. Your photos is so awesome.

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  11. Congratulations on your first home-grown dragonfly, John! It seems that Southern Hawkers are quite prone to inhabiting garden ponds. We used to have a fairly large (2,000 gallons) koi pond, but it was kept weed-free for the fish. We did, however, once have a Southern Hawker ovipositing in a bit of moss that I'd let grow at the inlet. There was no chance of anything coming of this due to the filtration system and the absence of anything for a nymph to feed on. The pond is now a large flower bed, but I've started having thoughts about turning it back into a pond again. I suspect, however, that Mrs P. would raise objections!

    My best wishes to you both - - - Richard

    With my best wishes to you both - - - Richard

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  12. Hello John, Congratulations with this result. You must have been overjoyed with this result.
    Great captures!
    Regards,
    Roos

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  14. Wonderful Dragonflies John, I love the Southern Hawker.

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  15. Brilliant to see. Nice to meet you both at Carnon Valley yesterday.regards Sharon

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  16. Hello!!! Awesome pictures .. Congratulations and greetings

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