common blue damselfly

Despite living close to Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow we very rarely see damselflies in the area…indeed, this is only the second time I have seen one in our garden after 18 years of living here.


Highly recommend a visit here. It’s only a small reserve but has plenty going on. 

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Before I took up photography I wouldn’t have a clue what the following creature was – indeed – I’d probably have grimaced and wafted it away. Finding these is reasonably easy if you know where to look – photographing them is a little more tricky!

This specimen was taken by a pond in Little Bardfield.