Hertfordshire’s First Willow Emerald

After yesterday's news of a new Willow Emerald site in Surrey, today, there is news of the species turning up in a county where is has not been recorded before! Willow Emeralds have been spotted for the first time in Hertfordshire by Darren Bast. Read Darren’s account of his discovery here.
 

The Willow Emerald Damselfly is Spreading in England!

The Willow Emerald Damselfly is a recent colonist to South East England, a new site has been discovered away from known areas and we now think there may be more undiscovered sites for this species. Look carefully at the bark of branches of waterside trees for the characteristic pattern of galls indicating that Willow Emerald oviposition has taken place.
 

Here’s to Helping Dragonflies!

The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) have teamed up with craft beer design specialists ‘From the Notebook Limited’ (FTN) to launch their first Dragonfly beer, Golden-ringed Dragonfly Golden Ale, with royalties from sales helping the work of BDS.