Clubtail Dragonfly Count 2018

Date posted: 
13th April 2018

The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) are running a citizen science survey looking for the elusive, Common Clubtail dragonfly. There is limited data on this species, as its behaviour takes it away from plain sight. In addition to this, the limited survey data we do have indicates population crashes on some rivers.

The survey is one of the loveliest around: you just walk along a river bank during sunny days in May looking for the adults and, more vitally, the exuviae. There is no need to have prior experience of dragonfly surveying or knowledge of exuviae, all the information you need will be given to you once you have chosen your monad (area).

Volunteers sign up by choosing their own monad/s (1km2) to survey using the BDS interactive map.  There are several available on the River Otter.

Once you have allocated your monad/s you will receive a full survey pack with everything you need to know to take part.

Here is the webpage with more information and a link to the interactive allocation map: