Latest News

  • Emily the Dragonfly

    New Scottish Hotspot Designated: at WWT Caerlaverock

  • Rare Migrant in the UK: Vagrant Emperor found on Orkney and Scilly Isles

  • Rare Damselfly Continues to Spread: the Willow Emerald has been found in Buckinghamshire

  • State of Nature: one in ten UK species threatened with extinction

  • male white-faced darter by david kitching

    An update from Foulshaw Moss: white-faced darter re-introduction success continues


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Star of the Month

Emerald Damselfly female  - Brian Walker

An  increasing number of Emerald species damselflies are now occurring in Britain, but Emerald Damselfly Lestes sponsa remains easily the most abundant and widespread, occurring from the south of England to the north of Scotland and across Ireland.  Emeralds regularly rest with wings partially spread, something that other damselflies rarely do.  They generally occur around rushy pools and are surprisingly easily overlooked.