Yorkshire Dragons

Female Hairy Dragonfly, Tattenhoe Linear Park (6th May)

I’m writing this in early February, looking out onto a garden which is bare apart from a few Snowdrops and shivering birds, but hopefully things will have warmed up slightly by the time you read it. However, even with Global Warming it will be a few months before we can expect to see much insect activity in Yorkshire.

The majority of insects go about their brief lives unnoticed by most people, but two groups of insects are usually noticed by even the most casual nature-watcher. Everyone loves Butterflies, though not necessarily their close cousins Moths, but Dragonflies are every bit as interesting and entertaining.

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