Discovering Dragonflies Photo Gallery     

These photos were taken by Ferne staff and participants in the project.

Southern Hawker Dragonlfy Larva about to emerge - Chicken Coop near Ferne Duck Pond

Southern Hawker Dragonlfy Larva about to emerge - Chicken Coop near Ferne Duck Pond

Dragonfly Larva On Coop Close Up

Dragonfly Larva On Coop Close Up

You can see Ferne's cafe in the background

You can see Ferne's cafe in the background

fortunately this dragonfly chose to emerge just out of reach of the chickens

fortunately this dragonfly chose to emerge just out of reach of the chickens

Chickem coop - can you spot the dragonfly against the cafe?

Chickem coop - can you spot the dragonfly against the cafe?

Dragonfly Larva Showing Most Of Coop N Cafe

Dragonfly Larva Showing Most Of Coop N Cafe

The dragonfly larva crawled several metres from the duck pond in the background

The dragonfly larva crawled several metres from the duck pond in the background

Dragonfly Larva On Coop Against Sky N Blurred Cafe

Dragonfly Larva On Coop Against Sky N Blurred Cafe

Chicken Coop Dragonfly Emergent Climbing Up With Exuvia Visible

Chicken Coop Dragonfly Emergent Climbing Up With Exuvia Visible

Chicken Coop Dragonfly Emerging From Larvae 1

Chicken Coop Dragonfly Emerging From Larvae 1

Chicken Coop Dragonfly Emergent Climbing Wings Blowing

Chicken Coop Dragonfly Emergent Climbing Wings Blowing

Emergent Climbing up the chicken coop

Emergent Climbing up the chicken coop

Chicken Coop Dragonfly Emergent Climbing - you can see a hairy head

Chicken Coop Dragonfly Emergent Climbing - you can see a hairy head

Damselfly With Moorhen Chick on Ferne's Dragonfly Pond

Damselfly With Moorhen Chick on Ferne's Dragonfly Pond

Blue Tailed Damselfly at Ferne

Blue Tailed Damselfly at Ferne

At Chard Reservoir examining a Beautiful Demoiselle

At Chard Reservoir examining a Beautiful Demoiselle

Dragonfly Interpretation Board at Ferne

Dragonfly Interpretation Board at Ferne

Disc Drags Displayboards

Disc Drags Displayboards

Dragonfly Willow Weaving Group

Dragonfly Willow Weaving Group

Part of the Dragonfly Photo Exhibition

Part of the Dragonfly Photo Exhibition

Willow Weaving Dragonfly Sculpture In Situ At Community  Garden

Willow Weaving Dragonfly Sculpture In Situ At Community Garden

Willow Weaving Small Dragonfly

Willow Weaving Small Dragonfly

Azure Damselfly At Ferne's Dragonfly Pond

Azure Damselfly At Ferne's Dragonfly Pond

Common Darter Dragonfly On Ferne Fence

Common Darter Dragonfly On Ferne Fence

Common Darter Dragonflies mating right next to a dipping net at Ferne

Common Darter Dragonflies mating right next to a dipping net at Ferne

Discovering Dragonlfies Kids Microscoping And Crafting

Discovering Dragonlfies Kids Microscoping And Crafting

A Southern Hawker Dragonfly Checking Out The Dipping Trays

A Southern Hawker Dragonfly Checking Out The Dipping Trays

Dragonfly On Chicken Coop Hanging On To Exuvia with Ferne Cafe In Background

Dragonfly On Chicken Coop Hanging On To Exuvia with Ferne Cafe In Background

Dragonflies Made From Natural Materials

Dragonflies Made From Natural Materials

Dragonlfy Activities With Hlf Logo

Dragonlfy Activities With Hlf Logo

Golden Ringed Dragonfly - a rare visitor to Ferne (Lycia Moore)

Golden Ringed Dragonfly - a rare visitor to Ferne (Lycia Moore)

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Recent Wishlist items 🤗 THANK YOU Varry, Esther, Sue, Jill, Tyra and to the anonymous who sent parcels too. 💚 #ferneanimalsanctuary #animalcharity #charity #donations #treats #goodies #wishlist #wishlistwednesday #amazon #thankyou #thankful #animals #animalsofinstagram
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It’s #nationalpigday 🐖 We thought we’d introduce you to our 7 resident pigs here at the sanctuary and give you some fun pig facts! 🐷Blossom is a 9 year old mangalica pig who came to ferne with her daughter Billie as their owner was unwell. 🐷Billie is a mangalica x saddleback she is 5 years old. 🐷Moon is a Kunekune who was abandoned at another sanctuary, so we don’t know her age or much else about her. 🐷Ruffles is a Kunekune who came to us as her owners did not have enough land to keep her, she is 9 years old. 🐷Pinky🐷Perky🐷Georgie all came is as an accidental litter and their owners lost their land. They are 2 and a half years old. 🐽 Contrary to popular belief, pigs are very clean animals! They wallow in mud to keep cool as they have hardly any sweat glands! 🐽 Pigs have the intelligence of a human toddler and can learn their name in 2 weeks! 🐽 Pigs have very poor eyesight, their snouts do most of the work, they can smell 2000 times better than we can! 🐽 Pigs are sociable animals, they form close bonds with one another and will often sleep snout to snout! #pigday #nationalpigday🐷 #pigsofinstagram #pigsofinsta #pigstagram #pigs #piggy #pigletsofinstagram #piglets #kunekune #kunekunepigs #mangalica #saddleback #potbelliedpig #ferneanimalsanctuary #rescuecentre #animalrescue #animalsanctuary #animalcharity #pigfacts
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Have you got the time and patience these girls need and make March their month?? Please visit our bio and click REHOME AN ANIMAL to read more and how to enquire about Jill & Floss. -Floss is currently learning to walk on a lead. #ferneanimalsanctuary #animalrescue #animalcharity #animalsanctuary #rescuecentre #dogofthemonth #foreverhomeneeded #adoptme #adoptus #adoptdontshop #adoptdontshop❤️ #bestfriend #dog #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #dogsofig #dogstgram #collie #colliesofinstagram #collielovers #colliedogs #rescuedogsofinstagram
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SUCCESS STORY SUNDAY- Say hello to Ted, he came to Ferne in 2017 as him and his sister were no longer getting along. This lovely boy always put a smile on our face and has now become a bit of a celebrity. 👏🏻 Anne- Marie said “Ted is having a lovely life. We volunteer for Pets As Therapy but have sadly suspended our visits at the moment. We were chosen to represent the charity at Crufts last March, we had great fun on the Saturday of the event. Ted took it all in his stride, even down to squeezing on a shuttle bus next to 3 Tibetan Mastiffs! The beach remains his favourite place for socialising and playing - he’s even learnt to dig holes in the sand. One of his favourite treats is a raw egg, which he very gently cracks then licks up all the yummy goodness. He loves soft toys, he will always greet you with one in his mouth. He’s a minor celebrity where we live because he is so distinctive, it can double the time of our walk as people always want to stop and say hello or just ask about him. We love him to bits, and are so grateful we found him”. Thank you Anne- Marie and family for giving Ted a wonderful home and well done Ted for all you have achieved. Sounds like your loved by everyone including us ❤️🐕 @tedthepetsastherapy @petsastherapy_uk #ferneanimalsanctuary #animalrescue #animalcharity #animalsanctuary #rescuecentre #dogs #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #dogstagram #chowski #chowskiesofinstagram #chowchow #husky #adopted #adopteddogsofinstagram #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #foreverhome #adoptdontshop #adoptdontshop❤️ #therapydog #therapypets #petsastherapy
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Looking for a children’s Sunday activity?? Join in the fun and get creative by designing your own animal welfare sign for Ferne. Swipe to see some more brilliant entries 👉 Isla’s bird design, Josie’s rabbit design and Florence’s drawing of Katie & Clover. 🦜🐇🐕 Only 5 days left, visit our bio to find full competition details!! Good luck 🎨🖍 #ferneanimalsanctuary #animals #animalsofinstagram #animalsanctuary #design #sign #creative #fun #drawing #sketching #art #joinin #competition #competitiontime #children #kids #activities #activitiesforkids #activitiesforchildren #activitiesathome #kidsactivities #kidsactivitiesathome #kidsactivityideas #animalwelfare #birdsofinstagram #rabbitsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram
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Mules pt.2 Diego initially had one regular handler of his choosing. He has now chosen his next handler, Chloe. To help set them both up to succeed we consider the environment we are working in ie somewhere he is familiar and relaxed in, his mate Manuel is present but kept occupied nearby. Manuel has a tendency to interfere if he can! Having a new handler, we started giving him tasks he is confident and familiar with to build on the trust. We have been working with him to shape various behaviours using a shaping plan. Clicker training has also been successful, he has learned to target his headcollar and put his nose in it to earn a treat. We have found using a bumbag rather than coat pockets to keep treats in during training stops us getting mugged when we are around them with a coat on!😂 thank you @the_susan_george for donating a bunch of these! #mulesofinstagram #mules #training #clickertraining #horsesofinstagram #donkeysofinstagram #ferneanimalsanctuary #animalrescue #animalcharity #animalsanctuary #rescuecentre
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Walter would like to say Hello 👋🏻 and thank you to all who sponsor him! 💚🐐 If you’d like to sponsor a resident animal please visit our bio to find out who else you could help to feed, care for and provide further enrichment to. #saturdayshoutout #ferneanimalsanctuary #animalrescue #animalcharity #animalsanctuary #rescuecentre #sponsor #sponsormeplease #goat #goatsofinstagram #goatlover #shoutout #resident #residentanimals #animals #animalsofinstagram #animalsofig #animalsofinsta #care #feed #enrichment