dragonfly season

One of the many delights of being out and about in the Scottish Highlands in June and July is the abundance of gloriously colourful dragonflies and damselflies. As we walked around Wester Ross last week, it was wonderful to see different species whizzing about in the warm air. Tom became particularly obsessed with the huge golden-ringed dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii) – Scotland’s largest dragonfly – of which we saw a great many. He took a few photographs of this remarkable beastie and I thought you’d like to see them.

Cordulegaster boltonii – Golden ringed dragonfly
wing
eyes
hairy snozzer.

More information at the British Dragonfly Society