Damselflies and Dragonflies are one of the species groups focused on currently: the British Dragonfly Society providing very useful identification support.  

Visits to nature reserves such as Thursley National nature reserve, Surrey: Old Lodge Nature Reserve, Ashdown Forest; Wakehurst Place Loder valley; RSPB Pulborough Brooks; Wolstonbury Hill, West Sussex, Pevensey Levels, plus The New Forest, Hampshire; Stopham Bridge, West Sussex; and my own garden ponds yielded a wealth of still pictures and video footage.

This talk uses video and my own graphics to illustrate the varying egg laying methods and life cycles of these delicate and intriguing insects. Their mating contortions are extraordinary and the process of egg laying is fraught with danger as the talk illustrates.  

This talk contains scenes of sex and violence but only from garden ponds.  It lasts 50 minutes.  


Damselflies and Dragonflies