This week dragonflies have started appearing along the Blackwater Valley to take advantage of the sunshine. Chris and I spotted this black-tailed skimmer at Moor Green Lakes over lunch break. It had only just emerged from it’s exuviae, so you can see the slightly crumpled wings inflating and drying out in the sun. After a few days the body colours will become more striking on this female with a vivid yellow and black. The male has a largely blue abdomen with a black tip. Good luck spotting them when you’re out and about.