WT Magor Marsh
Wildlife Trust site. This is an area of natural fenland on the Gwent Levels, it is owned and managed by Gwent Wildlife Trust. There are a variety of wetland habitats including reedbed, a large pond, ditches and a wet woodland. This site is great for a wide range of invertebrates including dragonflies as well as wintering wildfowl and passing migrants.
Opening times, entry costs, facilities and directions
Things to see
We run an annual training course in dragonflies and damselflies at Magor every year and we do normally lend out little pond dipping kits and run lots of events over the Summer.
Locally important species.
Main flight period is April to October.
Its dark wing spots make it easy to identify.
Image by Andrew Holloway
Large Red Damselfly are the first damselfly on the seen in spring; try and catch them emerging on sunny mornings.
Unusually you can see both species of Demoiselle, Banded and Beautiful, at this site during the summer.
Dragonflies are still on the wing in autumn, with Common and Ruddy Darter in abundance.
Image by Richard Bakere
Contact UsGwent Wildlife Trust
T: 01600 740600
Species Flight Periods
These are general species flight periods for the UK. Please be aware that dragonflies tend to emerge later in north where the climate is cooler.