Saturday 21 August 2021

A Dragonfly at Work!

 Our workplace has never been a particularly good place to photograph dragonflies, although you do the occasional brown hawker on the hunt over the wildlands that border campus.

Thus, in a week of relentlessly grey weather, to find one in the tended garden area at work was rather a surprise. A female common darter investigating the planters, and being pretty co-operative - indeed I find this species the easiest to photograph. 

The buddleia is still in flower, and usually when I walk past it, there is a small tortoiseshell having a feed.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 21.08.21


  1. Lovely crisp pictures of the Darter, revealing all of its intricate beauty. They really are extraordinary little creatures.

  2. What an amazing close-up of the dragonfly - when seen like that it's no wonder some people are frightened of them

  3. Brilliant as usual Si - especially that dragon fly.

  4. You found the Common Darter (female), well done. Precious Si.

  5. Lovely! Makes a day at work so much more interesting. :-)