On Friday 1st March a large and keen crowd of dragonfly enthusiasts gathered at Rainton Meadows visitor centre, to hear the results of the 2018 Dragonfly Survey. Led by Durham Wildlife Trust trustee Michael Coates, information was given about the 16 species observed at DWT reserves, and the negative impact of the cold spring and hot summer.
* Most common species observed – Southern Hawker.
* First sighting – Large Red Damselfy
* Last sighting – Common Darter
* Highest sighting – Large Red Damselfly
* Largest – Golden Ringed Dragonfly
* Best photo taken by Joe Finlay
If you would like to read the full report it is available to download here.
For more information about the 2019 survey and to learn how to identify dragonflies by taking part (beginners welcome) please email Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org