Order your guide to London’s dragonflies and damselflies
London Wildlife Trust is pleased to announce that the first guide to the capital’s dragonflies, titled Today I saw a demoiselle; Dragonflies and damselflies of London is now available! This guide is a result of four years of surveys and data collection, a huge joint effort of the project team and enthusiastic volunteers. Follow the link to read the guide that celebrates and marks the completion of the Trust’s Water for Wildlife project.
The guide introduces these magnificent but under-appreciated insects, providing fascinating information on their life cycle and ecology, and exploring 23 species of Odonata known to be present in London. These include willow emerald damselfly, beautiful demoiselle, emperor dragonfly, and migrant hawker. The guide also highlights some of the best sites in London to spot dragonflies, such as Wanstead Flats, Woodberry Wetlands, Keston Common and Richmond Park, but many can be found in parks and gardens across the city.
Dragonfly surveys and creation of this guide was made possible by a generous funding from Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Thames Water.
A limited number of hard copies are available to order first come first served. Order here