It’s been a battle of the Emperors to find the best photographs taken by members and uploaded to our Facebook site during July … to be precise the emperor dragonfly species.
We have two great shots of the dragonfly – or blue emperor as it is known – taken near the pond at Swaddywell Pit nature reserve.
The first was taken by Steve Zealand.
Days later Duncan Kirkwood captured this image at virtually the same spot.
Our image of the month for July (top) is of a juvenile Grasshopper perched on a Crested cow-wheat at Castor Hanglands. It was taken by Sarah Lambert.
Each month we select photographs taken by our members. They might not be technically perfect – but they sum up the events of that month. Here are some other images from July.
During a special visit to Marholm Field Bank – the latest reserve that Langdyke has ‘adopted’ for a bit of love and attention Kathryn Parsons photographed this rare Green Hairstreak caterpillar.
And July wouldn’t be July without signs of a glowworm. They can be found in a large number of places, but one of the spots to definitely see them is Barnack Hills and Holes. This picture was taken by Michael Jarman.