Dragonfly Day at Wicken Fen kicked off events for National Dragonfly Week. There were short guided walks, a Dragonfly Quiz Trail, games for the younger children and plenty of craft activities. Pond dipping produced lots of large and ferocious-looking diving beetle larvae, as well as damselfly and dragonfly larvae, water boatman, whirligig beetles and water mites.
Inside the National Trust’s Wren Building visitors could watch dragonfly larvae being fed or purchase items from the BDS and Dragonfly Project shops. There were plenty of dragonfly enthusiasts on hand to answer any questions and the Dragonfly Centre was a hive of activity all day long.
Take a look at the BDS events page for details of other activities all around the country during this special Dragonfly Week and the rest of the summer.