We will walk down the avenues, through the wildflower meadow and out to the River Lochar.
Experts from the British Dragonfly Society will be on hand to help as we use nets and ID guides to catch and identify them. Species to look for include Common Darter, Four-spotted Chaser, Emperor Dragonfly, Banded Demoiselle, Blue-tailed Damselfly and Azure Damselfly. There shall also be some pond dipping in the paddock ponds to find some dragonfly larvae.
It is hoped that this event will also be an introduction if any participants would be interested in pursuing a volunteer opportunity to help monitor the populations of damsel & dragonfly around our reserve.
Image: Male Four-spotted Chaser by Mark Robinson
Booking in advance is essential. Please phone the centre on 01387 770200 to book your place on this event.
There are several ways to report a Dragonfly sighting:
Report a casual sighting or visit to a site, for the benefit of others who might wish to know what’s flying at the moment. These sightings are not vetted and are not automatically treated as scientific records.