Shropshire Dragonflies

Shropshire Dragonflies

Shropshire Dragonflies

Welcome to the fascinating world of Shropshire dragonflies!

The aim of this website is to encourage all who have an interest in dragonflies to get to know them better and become involved in identifying and recording the species you see in Shropshire.

Only in this way can we establish those habitats of greatest importance in conserving our local populations. So grab your binoculars, cross your fingers for Shropshire sunshine and go out and enjoy these fabulous insects!

Click on the menus to find:

  • Photographs, descriptions and distribution maps of all Shropshire species
  • Top tips on identification and a guide to recording so you can join in!
  • The latest sightings in the Shropshire Dragonfly Watch blog and the annual Shropshire Dragonfly News
  • Local dragonfly events providing a chance to get some hands on identification experience
  • Information on Shropshire dragonfly habitats and  places to visit
  • Details of the incredible dragonfly life cycle

STOP PRESS:

2022 FLIGHT SEASON LAUNCHED 16th APRIL!

NEW COURSE DATES FOR 2022 ON EVENTS PAGE 

SHROPSHIRE DRAGONFLIES NEWSLETTER 2022 HAS ARRIVED

Willow Emerald species page now available under Species Coming Soon…

Dragonflies

Photograph © R.Stokes

Twenty- two species of dragonfly have been recorded in Shropshire. Click the link below to find out more.

More about Dragonflies

Damselflies

home-damelfly

Photograph © G. Hiatt

Eleven species of damselfly have been recorded in Shropshire. Click the link below to find out more.

More about Damselflies

Identification

Photograph © G. Hiatt

Find out how to identify our Shropshire species and top tips to make life easier!

More about identification

Latest from our blog

Extraordinary emergence…

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Many of us have been lucky enough to witness emerging dragonflies, but I always find sights like this incredible. Jenny Allaway has sent in this photo of Common Clubtail emerging on the banks of the River...

Clubbing in Shrewsbury…

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Good numbers of Clubtail sightings are coming in from people seeing them right in the heart of town. Andy Beech has also been seeing White-legged Damselflies (left) also emerging from the River Severn in town...

Big Wednesday…

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It turns out the 18th May was a wonderful Wednesday for dragonflies with 4 (possibly 5) more species on the wing. Jim Almond reported seeing the first Red-eyed and Common Blue Damselflies and Stephen Barlow...