It’s been a very warm, sunny day today and late this afternoon and early evening I had the doors to the conservatory open. After I’d shut them and when I was on the phone I discovered that I’d trapped a dragonfly inside. It seemed very distressed and this made taking a photo difficult. Added to that was my desire to try and get it out and back to freedom. I cannot recall seeing a dragonfly at the house before but with my memory that may not mean that I haven’t actually seen one. My niece Helen has told me that this is a female Common Hawker which, despite its name and being widespread in the UK, is not actually all that common. It’s certainly a spectacular creature and at almost 3” long it’s also a very large creature to have flying around the conservatory.