Help us look for Common Clubtail at sites along the Thames where it has been seen in recent years but only photographed once.
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Following the discovery of a Common Clubtail larva early in 2023 at a pond on Staines Moor, our meeting point is now Moor Lane – see details above.
Clubtails have also been seen in backwaters of the Thames above and below Church Island, at Penton Hook Marina and at Holm Island opposite Runnymede Pleasure Grounds.
We will walk on Staines Moor and then head to Church Island on the Thames where we will eat our packed lunches in a friend’s garden as we keep watch on the Clubtails’ habitat. We may be able to hire canoes or paddle boards to get out on the water.
Image: Immature male Common Clubtail by Gareth William Tonks
Boots, lunch. Bring swimming costume if you like a river swim.
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.