Alarmed woodmouse, in the ditch near Grocontinental
Another day spent anxiously watching a hatching dragonfly, except this story doesn't have a very happy ending. The dragonfly seemed to get stuck with just its head out - was in that state for eight hours - and then disappeared, exuvia and all. Presumably a bird took it. We've seen three other empty cases, plus there's at least one other live nymph in the water, so all's not lost, but it seems a shame that after two years preparing for adulthood, the dragonfly should fall at this last hurdle.