Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust are running a guided walk at Ancell’s Farm on Sunday 10 August, which will explore the hidden lives of these fascinating insects. The walk will run from 10.30am – 12pm. For further details, please contact Oliver Hine on 01256 381190. Suggested donation £1.50. Dogs on leads are welcome!
Ancells Farm, near Fleet, is notable for its population of Small Red Damselflies. This is a nationally rare damselfly but it is quite common at Ancells Farm. It has a rather weak, fluttering flight and tends to fly low over vegetation. It can be seen amongst the Bog Myrtle on the fringes of the pond between June and September.
Picture taken from Wikipedia (courtesy of Piet Spaans) and it’s use is covered by a Creative Commons Licence.