dragonflies

 

 

 

 

Pleasley Pit is one of the best sites for Odonata in Derbyshire.
19 species have been recorded so far on site and on hot days from May till the end of October, they can be seen around all water bodies, sometimes in large numbers

 

Usually referred to as Dragons and Damsels, these insects make up the order Odonata, of which there are around 55 on the British list

 

 Dragonflies records were unfortunately very thin on the ground this year due mainly, I suspect to the weather conditions as many  of the ponds on site were more or less dry for many weeks so there was nothing to hold those which did emerge