The amazing thing about the pond is the variety of natural life that is drawn to it throughout the year. Of late it has really been the sole preserve of the the tadpoles and the Newts, scuttling around the ever expanding water lilies until these
chaps arrived on a rather balmy slot one Saturday.
The Common Blue (Enallagma cyathigerum) is one of the most abundant damselflies in Norfolk, according to the dragonflies of Norfolk website http://www.norfolkdragons.co.uk. They are around three inches in length and are really irridescent, with the red chap being the The Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) again a fairly common site around Norfolk watering holes but it clearly shows that our efforts during the winter in getting the pond back on track are now really paying off!
Damsels in flight!
June 12th, 2010