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Old Sunday 31st August 2008, 14:15
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dragonfly

the male is blue in colour


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Old Sunday 31st August 2008, 16:35
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its a female southern hawker

and they lay their eggs in rotting woodso she was laying eggs, you were right

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I didn't know they laid their eggs in rotting wood, Ann. I'll have a Google too.
Then ours probably wasn't disorientated, I thought the silly thing didn't know what she was doing. She must have been really miffed at me putting her back in the pond.
I thought all Dragonflies laid eggs in water. The one here was a green one.
We did find her dead later in the day though.
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to tell the difference, damsels fold their wings in line with the body dragon flies rest with theirs open.
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well i can say that spring is very nearly here as all the frogs and toads are finding there way back to my pond ....but they havent worked out yet how to bypass the netting over it as i dig all the edge's into the soil to try to stop them a bit...but its good fun watching them......
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front page of our local rag yesterday includes a photo of toad and a 'toad crossing' road sign!
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Had some hungry visitors to my pond last night.
Raccoons.
Had a taste for frogs as the dozen that were around yesterday are now down to one lone survivor.
Called the food chain I suppose.
Living in the counrty certainly has its moments !!!!!
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Old Sunday 9th August 2009, 23:34
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How interesting, Bill! I had no idea that raccoons ate frogs.
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Raccoons will eat just about anything and when my tomato's start to ripen I will have to pick them otherwise they will be gone too. Don't eat the green ones!
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Well that's something else I have learned today, Bill!
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I didn't know Raccoons would eat frogs either.
We have newts in our pond, they eat the frogs spawn & the fishes eggs, so, no tadpoles & no baby fish.
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