Chartley Moss National Nature Reserve is the largest floating peat bog in Britain, and supports important botanical communities. It is also recognised as an important site for Dragonflies, as its sphagnum pools support breeding populations of the rare White-faced Darter. Join Natural England Reserve Manager Paul Shires, and BDS Conservation Officer Ellie Colver, for a guided tour around this wonderful site, and a chance to encounter this charismatic species.
Cost: £4 per person to be paid on the day. Free to children.
First walk is at 11:00
Second walk is at 14:00
Wear suitable outdoor footwear (wellies would be best as it can be very wet) and clothing. Bring binoculars, ID books, camera if you have them.
Contact Eleanor Colver to book a place on one of the walks. Please provide a phone/mobile number and the names of all the people attending.
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.