Mayford Heritage Pond
For such a small, fairly isolated site, the pond has to date attracted 13 species of this beautiful insect, of which 9 have been observed laying eggs.
The most obvious of these are the electric blue Broad-bodied Chaser that tears around the pond like a spitfire, and Britainís largest dragonfly, the Emperor.
Also present are the bright red Common and Ruddy Darters, Brown and Southern Hawkers, and several damselflies such as Azure, Blue-tailed, Large Red, and Red-eyed. The lucky visitor may even find a Banded Demoiselle.
Dragonflies were once known as Horse Stingers due to
their fearsome appearance, and Damselflies were the Devilís
Darning-needles because of their brightly-coloured thin bodies.