Dragonflies and damselflies are part of the insect order known as the Odonata. Shropshire has a new recorder Sue McLamb who has set up a Shropshire page on the British Dragonfly Society website. For information on local dragonfly events and recording workshops, details on Odonata recording and local species of interest, and for access to the annual newsletter please follow the link below.
The publication listed below provides reasonably up to date information on Shropshire dragonflies including maps of sightings and key identification features.
Dragonflies of Shropshire, 1995. Lockton, Bellis, Cheeseborough & Whild, 1996 (reprinted 2003).
Maps of known dragonfly sightings up to 2008 are now available from this web site. We hope to update records in 2012.
Click here to view the MAPS.
For further information try the British Dragonfly Society web site (www.dragonflysoc.org.uk )
Conservation of these magnificent insects requires accurate information on where they are found. If you have made records of dragonflies please send them to Sue McLamb at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include:
Who - The name of the person who saw it and if someone else identified it, include their name.
What - The name of the species you have seen
Where - The name, and ideally the grid reference of the place you saw it
When - The date you saw it