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Dragonfly Hotspot Launch WWT London Wetland Centre

Sunday, 9 July 2023
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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WWT London Wetland Centre
SW13 9WT United Kingdom
WWT London Wetland Centre
SW13 9WT United Kingdom

In partnership with WWT we will be launching a new Dragonfly Hotspot at WWT London Wetland Centre.

This nature reserve and its incredible mosaic of wetland habitat is also home to a rich diversity of insect life, with 26 species of dragonfly and damselfly!

Species include:

  • Hairy Dragonfly, Brachytron pratense
  • Small Red-eyed Damselfly, Erythromma viridulum
  • Willow Emerald Damselfly, Chalcolestes viridis.
  • Norfolk Hawker, Anaciaeschna isosceles
  • Scarce Chaser, Libellula fulva

Interpretation boards, will be installed with educational resources, about the amazing life of the Dragonflies at London Wetland Centre.

Join us for the Dragonfly Hotspot launch on Sunday 9th July and learn all about these amazing insects from the British Dragonfly Society. We are also lucky to have dragonfly expert Dave Smallshire joining us on the day and running two guided walks:

  • Times: 11.30 Unveiling our new dragonfly information board, followed by a guided walk with Dave Smallshire.
  • 14:30 Guided walk with Dave Smallshire.
  • Location: Wildside (West Route)
  • Price: FREE, included with admission to the centre. No need to book in advance


Please be aware that normal admission charges apply – if you are NOT a WWT member you will need to purchase an entrance ticket to the centre.