Just another blue one?

Ornate Bluet - Coenagrion ornatum

In the same folder as the Sedgeling-movies I also found a bit of Ornate Bluet movies. As this is also a species which doesn’t occur in the Netherlands, I thought it would also be nice to show this one. In contrast to the Sedgeling, who needs a very specific habitat which hardly occurs in the Netherlands, the Ornate Bluet is less critical. It needs sunny, chalk-rich streams, which can be found in farmlands. We found it in Germany, not too far from the Dutch border and this could be a species that could (re-)colonize the Netherlands. So, who knows, with a little luck sometime?

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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