Field meeting aim: To see early emergers such as Hairy Dragonfly and Downy Emerald and to establish a small group of experienced dragonfly-watchers who can help to monitor the various wetland habitats around Stover. If a large Lottery bid is successful, this group will help next year to train and mentor a dozen 16 to 25-year-olds, and together with them track dragonfly populations as they respond to habitat changes.
Attendance is limited to those willing to help with monitoring and training. Bring lunch. Close-focus binoculars useful. Pay and display car park.
10:00 a.m. at the visitor centre (SX833751; entrance off A382 to Newton Abbot, 300m from A38, 10 miles from M5) finishing by 4:00 pm.
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.