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Created 11-Apr-09
Modified 3-Jun-17
Much of my Dragon and Damselfly photography is done at Messingham nature reserve near Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire. I also visit Crowle Moor on a regular basis as well as making occasional trips further afield.

My aim is to photograph every species of dragon and damselfly found in the UK, although this may have to wait until I retire from work.

Messingham reserve managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is a superb place for these great insects and is a Lincolnshire stronghold of the Hairy Dragonfly, the first Dragonfly of the year to emerge, in early May usually, shortly after the Large Red Damselfly in late April.

I have photographed 14 different species of Dragonflies or Damselfies at Messingham nature reserve, these include in no particular order.

Large Red
Red Eyed
Common Blue

Four-spotted Chaser
Black-tailed Skimmer
Brown Hawker
Southern Hawker
Migrant Hawker
Common Darter
Ruddy Darter

This is not a complete list as I am aware other species have been seen at Messingham nature reserve occasionally.


Visitors 644
780 photos
Created 20-Jun-17
Modified 20-Jun-17

Chasers and Skimmers

Visitors 330
459 photos
Created 16-Jun-17
Modified 16-Jun-17
Chasers and Skimmers


Visitors 348
719 photos
Created 30-Sep-16
Modified 30-Sep-16

Hairy Dragonflies

Visitors 122
90 photos
Created 29-May-17
Modified 29-May-17
Hairy Dragonflies


Visitors 437
327 photos
Created 13-Jun-17
Modified 13-Jun-17

Newly emerged Hairy Dragonfly 2009

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Modified 3-May-09
7 photos
Newly emerged Hairy Dragonfly 2009

Common darter with prey sequence

Visitors 51
7 photos
Created 11-Sep-12
Modified 11-Sep-12
Common darter with prey sequence

Four-spotted chaser emergence

Visitors 29
9 photos
Created 23-May-16
Modified 23-May-16
Four-spotted chaser emergence

Four-spotted chaser emergence 2017

Visitors 6
8 photos
Created 3-Jun-17
Modified 3-Jun-17
Four-spotted chaser emergence 2017

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6.Nolly Lim(non-registered)
Beautiful is the only word I can utter. Simply beautiful !
5.Don Davis(non-registered)
Top work Roger ace photography m8.
4.Cheryl Penn(non-registered)
These look superb!! Stunning photos.
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Can't wait Jenny, thanks for looking
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