Clubtail Count 2017

Join the Quest for this Elusive Dragonfly

The Common Clubtail Dragonfly is a Near Threatened species restricted to a handful of unpolluted, slow flowing rivers in England and Wales. We desperately need to understand the population size and distribution of this dragonfly to conserve it, but records for this elusive species are patchy and dated.

We intend to change that.

We are calling on all nature lovers to join us in the search for this beautiful insect. No previous experience in dragonfly identification is needed, we will teach you all you need to know to find this local specialist. You can give as much or as little time as you like, with all efforts making a valuable contribution to the conservation of a symbolic riverine dragonfly.

It is fun and simple: take action now!

Visit the webpage for more detailsĀ or contact David Tompkins, project coordinator, or Genevieve Dalley, BDS Conservation Officer, to get involved.

image: female Clubtail Dragonfly by David Kitching (BDS Local Dragonfly Recorder for Cheshire)