Just been for a bit of fresh air in the garden, and spotted this in the pond. Had noticed the dried-up brown grasshopper-looking creatures underneath a couple of lily leaves yesterday, but had no idea that this dragonfly was about to break out. Five minutes later he was gone - we were very fortunate to have caught sight of him at the crucial moment.
Isn't it clever how all of that creature fits in that little case? And how on earth do those long and spindly legs emerge leaving the empty shells so perfect?
Loads of information - probably more than you need to know - here