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The Dragonfly in our pond.

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In September 2009 we watched the Dragonfly lay her eggs in the pot from the pond……

Then in October 2010 we found 3 Dragonfly larvae whilst we were clearing overgrown clumps of iris from the pond.

Today (25th June 11) T noticed a newly fledged one fly out of the iris and then we noticed 3 more emerging and preparing to fly…..

Several hours later……..still waiting to see them fly off…….

I am afraid they were a bit too quick to catch on camera when they decided the time was right to leave, so unfortunately we didn’t get a photo of them leaving. With any luck they will come back to visit us. :o)

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oh how wonderful to see this in your garden bet you were so pleased, hope they come back to visit.....

25 Jun, 2011

 

Still waiting for the last 2 to fly. I do wish I could catch it on the camera, but I am no David Bailey..lol.

25 Jun, 2011

 

Lovely Homebird - I think they are great pictures !!!!:):):) Wish we had them too

25 Jun, 2011

 

Excellent .. :o)

25 Jun, 2011

 

The last 2 are still hanging on, just like my 2 kids were, don't want to leave home...lol

25 Jun, 2011

 

very good HB, lovely the way you managed to get the photo's..

25 Jun, 2011

 

They are quite close to the window so it was reatively easy Sl.

25 Jun, 2011

 

excellent :-)

25 Jun, 2011

 

Very good pictures Homebird, fascinating creatures aren't they? They live longer as larvae than they do as adults.

25 Jun, 2011

 

What a marvellous thing to see - Nature in action !

25 Jun, 2011

 

Brilliant pics ... thanks for sharing them. : o )

25 Jun, 2011

 

Thanks for looking and commenting Sk, Marie and Shirley. I know they can take up to 3 years in the pond but am not sure how long they live once they are flying.

25 Jun, 2011

 

That's fascinating Homebird! Your very own Nature Watch! Funny enough I don't have a pond, but I am forever rescuing them from inside the greenhouse, I don't know what they are after! Thanks for showing these, they're great pics!

25 Jun, 2011

 

Thank you Libet. We have to be careful to put the bead curtain up to the concervatory door when it's open as we built the conservatory across the path they always took every year and they still try to go that way. Maybe that is what is happening with your greenhouse.

25 Jun, 2011

 

What amazing pictures! I don't think I've seen green ones up here, but I see lots of torquoise ones when I visit my parents in Bavaria. My hubby rescued one a few years ago and has had a special fondness for them ever since. Thank you so much for sharing these special moments in their lives. Well observed and documented!

25 Jun, 2011

 

Thank you Poodle, I couldn't get on with anything much yesterday as I kept going back to watch the progress. We were out to a silver wedding celebration for our friends last night and while we were out the last 2 took to the air so we missed them. I thought they would have waited until this morning to fly off. I would love to see the turquoise ones.

26 Jun, 2011

 

I'll be going there in August, so I hope I'll be fast enough to get some shots. They are very beautiful! Just showed your blog to my hubby who kept shaking his head in amazement at your great pictures. So sorry the last two didn't wait for you. Hopefully you'll get more in the years to come.

26 Jun, 2011

 

I do hope you get some photo's, and have a lovely time with your family. :o))

27 Jun, 2011

 

Thank you, homebird. Can't wait. Haven't been back for four years, and keep grudging the weather here at the moment. We had 13 degrees today while it was 30 degrees in London. Not fair! At least we didn't have to water as it was raining too;-) Thanks again for your kind wishes:-))

27 Jun, 2011

 

HB wonderful pictures, I do love dragonflies, when we had our large pond we used to get several and if you sat very still they would land on you......thanks for the pics.

28 Jun, 2011

 

That would be something special Dotty to have one land on you. T rescued one from in the conservatory a couple of years ago and it clung to his finger like it was glued. I sometimes wish we saw the blue ones here as well but I don't supose they visit the same places as the green ones.

28 Jun, 2011

 

Fabulous photos, Homebird. How wonderful to see something like this unfolding before your very eyes!

30 Jun, 2011

 

It was fascinating Bernieh, we were very lucky to see them develop.

30 Jun, 2011

 

It's something I would love to see. Lucky you.

30 Jun, 2011

 

Update on the dragonfly.........4 more have transformed and flown off this week. That makes 8 in total so far.

15 Jul, 2011

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