The stamp comes from 4 values Pond
Royal Mail has produced four new
stamps on the theme of 'Pond Life', in response to the Europe-wide Europa
stamps theme of 'Water and Natural Resources'.
Britain has thousands of ponds, nestling
in places like village greens and one in ten back gardens. These ponds
are usually teeming with life, and support more than 1,000 different species
of animals and plants. As well as fish, ponds offer a sanctuary to a variety
of other, often rare, wildlife including spiders, frogs, toads, dragonflies,
ducks, geese, moorhens and water voles.
Southern hawker dragonflies usually
fly near to large ponds or canals, keeping well out over the water. They
are tireless fliers, with a flight period lasting from late May to late
August. Female southern hawker dragonflies are green, and the males blue
and green. The 65p stamp shows the female sitting on a water lily bud as
she bends her stem to lay eggs on the water's surface.