Parked up in the New Forest.

Spent some time in the New Forest over the Bank Holiday. After a short walk, I found a small stream. Away from the holiday crowds. I took the chance to take some insect pictures.

The first insect which there were several about was a Metallic green-blue damselfly, in the UK there are 2 types of Metallic blue damselflies this one is called the Demoiselle. 

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These damselflies were a chance for me to try some closer work, catching insects in flight proved quite difficult.

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Water striders are interesting aquatic creatures to watch they skim across the surface of the water without breaking the surface tension so they in effect can walk on water.

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Large Red Damselflies, this pair has just mated and the female is laying her eggs underwater.

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On the way back I also had a close encounter with a grey squirrel who was running along the forest floor changing direction and headed up a tree after nearly bumping into me.

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To end the morning off a Common Lizard turned up by the van door.

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6 thoughts on “Parked up in the New Forest.

  1. These are great photos Andy – the damselflies were amazing, especially the red damselflies’ wings (remind me of a screen door in texture). The bigger “critters” were interesting as well. You know I like squirrels – they always pose nicely; the other birds and critters I am at their mercy.

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