Ant raft

There’s been quite a lot of flooding in the plantations over the last week, so some of our survey work has involved splashing through pools of water and wading our way across former paths! The flooding does have some advantages though. For a start there are even more dragonflies than…

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Swarms of dragonflies

When we drive around the plantation, I am always struck by the sheer number of dragonflies. Enormous ebony ones soar over the replanting areas, while smaller blood-red and bright crimson ones perch on ferns at the edge of older plantations, only taking off as the car goes past. Perhaps most…

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