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Dragonflies at Priory
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The habitats around the Fingers Lake conservation area are ideal for many of the Dragonflies and Damselflies that live at Priory.

One of the best places to see them is on the spit of land that splits the Fingers lake almost in two, accessed from the main path by Priory Lake.

You may even see the rare Small Red-Eyed Damselfly out on the open water or resting on a Lilly pad.

If you are lucky you can watch them catching and eating an insect while in flight.

You may also see them in the meadows or by the river as different species like different things. So some prefer streams, while others like stagnant water.

The rangers also monitor the  Dragonflies and Damselflies by recording sightings on a special transect for a scientific survey.
© Keith Balmer
© Keith Balmer