Roehampton Garden Society

Wetlands and Dragonflies

Dragon fly season begins in late may and runs through until September. The shimmer of wings and colour accompanies many a Summer walk.

If you would like to know more about these fascinating creatures, the British Dragonfly Society and the London Wetlands Centre are about to launch an official Dragonfly Hotspot with 26 species of dragonfly and damselfly to see, including:

    • Hairy Dragonfly, Brachytron pratense
    • Small Red-eyed Damselfly, Erythromma viridulum
    • Willow Emerald Damselfly, Chalcolestes viridis.
    • Norfolk Hawker, Anaciaeschna isosceles
    • Scarce Chaser, Libellula fulva

The Dragonfly Hotspot launch is on Sunday 9th July and dragonfly expert Dave Smallshire will run two guided walks.

Times: 11.30 Unveiling the new dragonfly information board, followed by a guided walk with Dave Smallshire.
14:30 Guided walk with Dave Smallshire.
Location: Wildside (West Route)
Price: FREE, included with admission to the centre. No need to book in advance.


The British Dragonfly Society publishes a regular email bulletin…see more

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