RSPB Conwy (Conwy)
This is a RSPB reserve on the banks of the Conwy Estuary. There have been 14 dragonfly species recorded here. At the moment the dragonfly species list is not too impressive but they are seen on a series of freshwater ponds (some of which were created a couple of years ago specifically for dragonflies) rather than on the larger lagoons. As some of these ponds are new, more dragonflies may be encouraged into this reserve. Bridge Pond is one of the best places to view dragonflies on this reserve.
There are 3 trails round the site, the ‘blue tit’ and ‘redshank’ trails are wheelchair and pushchair friendly, the ‘grey heron’ trail is unpaved.
The reserve is open all year round usually from 9.30am until 5pm. Entry to the reserve is free for members of the RSPB and there is a charge for non-members (adults £3, concessions £2, children £1.50 and family £6.50). There is a visitor centre, cafe, shop, toilets and car park.
The reserve is just a mile from Llandudno Junction railway station. By car, exit the A55 at junction 18 and follow the brown RSPB signs to the entrance which is on the south side of the reserve.
Contact UsGrid reference: SH 797 773.
Nearest postcode: LL31 9XZ.