This was rather large - you can see the size compared with the clover. seen on a cliff top in Pembrokeshire.
Is this a blue-tailed damselfly?
There are two little creatures on the lily leaves. Can someone tell me what they are please?
The last ones are in fact related to your Damselfly picture they are the empty laval cases of Damselflies I say empty as the only come out of the water to hatch out into flying beauties or could be Dragonflies but they seem a bit smaller for that.
The mushroom is a parasol which is an edible mushroom, but please only eat mushrooms you know are safe to eat. Shane
Yes to Blue-tailed... and the exuviae on the lily leaf belonged to damsels rather than dragons (you can tell by the 'fins' on the abdomen tip, dragonfly nymphs don't have these).
Thanks Chris! Blimey, I would never have known that. I only saw them by accident after I'd taken the photo.
Thank you Shane. I had no idea it was even a mushroom! It was so big I expected to see a fairy dancing on it. LOL.
Are you sure its a real mushroom Linda? Looks a bit wooden to me LOL
LOL Judi ..... it was real alright, and big enough to stuff. (Sorry folks - private joke!)
NP Linda, I seem to think its real name is actually a Shaggy Mushroom, but its not the same as a Scooby Snack ;-)
JudiMAre you sure its a real mushroom Linda? Looks a bit wooden to me LOL
Naughty Judi. All be revealed (or not) in due course. LOL
Great looking fungus. I know nothing about them I'm ashamed to say. I don't know anything about damselflies either but it's very pretty. I'm really not a lot of use to anyone.
Thanks everyone for your answers.
I'm still looking for the type of damselfly if anyone can help?
EDIT - Aiki just answered on another thread. It is a blue-tailed. Thanks Aiki.
Thank you Aiki. I have learnt something new about damsels and dragons from this thread.
Lovely shots they are too Sparrow!
Beautiful photos Linda. Great to see the damselfly and the cases and I love the Mushroom, fungi can be really beautiful, I try to get photos of fungi when ever I can.
Thank you Marjus and Birdie. I agree totally about the beauty of some fungi. I must make an effort to learn more about them, and those damselfly cases are completely new to me. Thans to everyone for all your help. What a knowledgeable lot you are!
I did google "Welsh Mushrooms" but all I came up with were "Magic Mushrooms" lol.