Dragonfly Dawn

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I spotted this dragonfly in the meadow at dawn. It was still in the same spot an hour later, waiting for the sun to dry the dew off its wings.

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I’ve been hoping to catch a glimpse of a dragonfly at rest in the meadow for a while now. I’ve seen a few darting about after flies, but they’ve never remained still long enough for me to photograph them. Well, this turned out to be a particularly good day for spotting them.

A few hours later, as I was wandering among the Knapweed flowers at the bottom of the meadow, I kept hearing bursts of a loud, unfamiliar buzzing noise. I managed to track down one of the sources to this newly emerged dragonfly, who was drying their wings as they clung to a flower stem.

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As we are currently in the middle of British Dragonfly Week (Saturday 18th – Sunday 26th July) it was a perfect morning to see them.

This was day 50 of 365 Days Wild.


6 thoughts on “Dragonfly Dawn

    1. Thanks, Shweta. Encounters with dragonflies tend to be the highlights of my summers. It was a wonderful morning to be out. 💚😊💚

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