Damselflies back at the pond

It must be pretty much summer when the damselflies are back. The first to make an appearance are these large red damselflies. Fabulously colourful!

They are best spotted actually at the water’s edge, though you might see them in the grassland in front of Balebarn Eco Lodge too. Last year we didn’t see large red damselflies until later in the year. Perhaps we weren’t paying close enough attention, as they can be around from April (and we saw one along Exeter Canal on 18 April this year).