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Dragonflies, and Butterflies. Useful info.
« on: February 20, 2008, 12:45:53 AM »
With summer just around the corner  ??? , and I know some of you guys like taking pics of Dragonflies / Butterflies etc.   Here's some info on all the different species of Dragonflies and Damselflies, and Butterflies.

British Dragonfly Society

And here's some info on Butterflies

UK Butterflies
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008, 09:56:03 AM »
Mick I think this type of thing ( and the others you have posted ) should be on the front page as headlines or a latest theme with a few quotes from the articles.
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Re: Dragonflies, and Butterflies. Useful info.
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2008, 01:22:17 PM »
BDS site is likely to be quite until April with regards to sightings. But as Mick says, a great resource for the species - if you're mad on them (a la me!) then the guide to dragonflies and damselflies of Great Britain and Europe travels in your camera bag with you!

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 10:53:37 PM »
Quick update on Dragonflies - last year's warm spell saw damselflies, predominantly large reds - an early species - appear about mid March. Looking at the weather reports for the next few days, am not expecting any this year!

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 11:32:50 PM »
Your probably right Carl, but I could have sworn one flew by me a couple of days ago.  8) 

I need to plant my garden up more this year, to encourage more insects and birds etc.   
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008, 09:12:51 AM »
Mick, could have been. I swore I saw a hawker about a week ago - except it's about 3 months before the earliest take flight. But damsels can be seen in sustained warmer spells from February!

 

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