Saturday was spent leading my first guided dragonfly tour for 'Naturetrek' at Westbere Lakes and Grove Ferry and with the weather getting better throughout the day, the enthusiastic party of 6 were treated to a good number of dragonflies and damselflies in the Stour Valley. Although we only saw 1 Norfolk Hawker at some distance (they are a good 12 days behind last year) we saw up to 8 Scarce Chaser and plenty of Hairy Dragonfly, Banded Demoiselle, Variable, Azure and Blue tailed Damselfly with lesser numbers of Red eyed Damselfly and Common Blue Damselfly. 1 Emperor Dragonfly, 2 Four spotted Chaser and a bonus 2 Norfolk Hawker exuviae found added to a wonderful day. I am already looking forward to this Saturdays tour with the weather looking promising and hopefully a few more Norfolk Hawker on the wing. Yesterday (Sunday) I spent an hour around 8am walking around the magic meadow at Nethergong where I hoped to find a few roosting dragonflies in the long grasses. No hoped for Norfolk Hawker but I did managed to find 4 Broad bodied Chaser, 1 Four spotted Chaser, 1 Black tailed Skimmer and 1 Emperor Dragonfly along with a few Blue tailed, Red eyed and Azure Damselfly. A busy but pleasurable weekend.