Damselfly sleep

We have had a late evening walk along the banks of the Great Ouse in Bedfordshire. There were clouds of flies but no damsel or dragonflies. I wondered where they all were as the day before we had walked at this spot in the sun and they were flying in their hundreds.

I noticed a damsel fly in the field edge stationary with its wings in an open position . It was motionless and at rest.

From this moment in I started to notice that in the grass stalks and plants along the river there were large numbers of damselflies resting.

We had come out for this late walk in the hope of seeing otters. We did find evidence of otters , spraint and broken freshwater mussels near by but no otters in sight!

This was a good evening walk and hopefully one of these evenings we will see the elusive otter!

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