WT Dowrog Common

Wildlife Trust site. The common is notified as a SSSI and forms part of the north-west Pembrokeshire Commons SAC. The site consists of area of fen mosaic in both wet and dry heaths with pools. Dowrog means ‘watery place, marsh’ from dyfr(i)og ‘watery’. It is a great site for wildflowers and dragonflies, with a species list of over 10, these include the Hairy Dragonfly, Small Red Damselfly and Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly.

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Things to see

Common land with open access. Many pools and ditches offering ideal dragonfly viewing opportunities.

 

Top species

Black-tailed Skimmer

A regionally important species.

Main flight period is April to October.

Loves to sunbath on bare ground and other open surfaces.

Image by Iain Leach

 

Seasonal Highlights

Hairy by name, hairy by nature- look out for the Hairy Dragonfly in spring.

Mid summer visitors who look closely have the chance to glimpse Scarce Blue Damselfly.

Rare species can even be seen in early autumn at this site- look out for the bright Small Red Damselfly on warm afternoons.

 

Image by Nathan Walton

Contact Us

The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales
The Nature Centre
Fountain Road
Tondu
Bridgend
CF32 0EH

T: 01656 724100

Species Flight Periods

These are general species flight periods for the UK. Please be aware that dragonflies tend to emerge later in the north where the climate is cooler.

 

WT Dowrog Common