Jun 12 2020

The British Dragonfly Society Needs You!

Members of the public are being asked to be on the lookout for the White-legged Damselfly, which is on the decline in the UK. Usually found fluttering along lushly vegetated margins of rivers, streams, pools and lakes in southern England and Wales, there are concerns that the species is disappearing from some parts of the UK.

 

The British Dragonfly Society have launched their White-legged Damselfly Investigation project, and are looking for volunteers to get involved. Although their project is on hold due to Covid-19, they still need eagle-eyed nature lovers to record any sightings. Recording needs to take place between May and August when the damselfly are in flight. You can find out more information about the project and how to record your sightings at  https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/recording/white-legged-damselfly-investigation/

 

So while most volunteering with Woodland Trust is still on hold, there’s still lots of ways you can help to protect nature where you live.

 

Header image credit: David Mitchell

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