The recently published ‘Atlas of Dragonflies in Britain and Ireland’ by the BDS shows how several species, including Norfolk Hawker, have expanded their ranges in recent years. Many have moved northwards and westwards, with many more consolidating their previous ranges. Much of the recent expansion is attributed to climate change, but a few species are also declining in the UK.
Norfolk Hawkers are on the wing until early August, so the BDS is keen to hear of any further sightings. Reports can be made by visiting the ‘latest sightings’ or ‘recording’ pages on the BDS website (www.british-dragonflies.org.uk) or you can contact the BDS via Facebook (British Dragonfly Society) or twitter (@BDSdragonflies).
Photo credit: Marc Heath http://marcheath.blogspot.co.uk/