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  • Eastleigh Borough Local Plan: Position Statement

  • Chris Packham and British Dragonfly Society Conservation Outreach Officer Fiona McKenna at the Dragonfly Centre at Wicken Fen

    Special Guest Visits Dragonfly Centre on Important Mission for Wildlife: Dragonfly champion and all round wildlife hero Chris Packham and his team popped in to see us at our Dragonfly Centre at the fantastic National Trust Wicken Fen nature reserve.

  • New species for Cornwall: the Small Red-eyed Damselfly

  • New Dragonfly Species for Britain: The Yellow-spotted Emerald

  • This July 2018, you can help donate to the British Dragonfly Society – without spending a penny!


Star of the Month

Four-spotted Chaser - Brian WalkerFour-spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata makes a rapid return as Star of the Month after a recent film on the BBC’s One Show.  The film showed these dragonflies, which are normally territorial, roosting together in a reed bed overnight and then departing shortly after sunrise.  It is a widely distributed dragonfly, but this behaviour on the Somerset Levels, involving thousands of individuals is exceptional and was a spectacular sight.

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