As a hay fever sufferer high summer is probably my least favourite season. It is, however, the time for studying insect life since, in our fairly northern climes they are at the most abundant. Dragonflies are a passion. The previous post was an outing to the west of Scotland where the richness of species is highest but this post was taken closer to home.
Darters and Hawkers can still be found emerging - they will continue into autumn. This one pictured is a freshly emerged Common Darter which is able to fly weakly. On that day it was fairly cool allowing a close approach for a more interesting picture with the Foxglove playing a part in the backdrop.