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Banded demoiselle

Image by Iain Leach

Today I saw a demoiselle; Dragonflies and damselflies of London, has been published in June 2020 following four years of extensive surveys carried out by staff and trained volunteers as part of Water for Wildlife project.

The guide introduces these magnificent insects and their fascinating life cycle and ecology. It explores 23 species of damselflies and dragonflies (or Odonata as they are called collectively) known to be present in London. These include willow emerald damselfly, beautiful demoiselle, emperor dragonfly, and migrant hawker.  The guide also highlights some of the best sites in London to spot dragonflies, such as Wanstead Flats, Woodberry Wetlands, Keston Common and Richmond Park, but many can be found in parks and gardens across the city.

We have limited number of hard copies available, which will be distributed on first-come-first-serve basis.

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The Trust would appreciate an optional donation (suggested £5) to cover the costs of posting the guide to you. If it happens that you make an order and we run out before we get to you, we will let you know and be able to refund any donation made. Please bear with us. 

As the access to our offices is still limited, please bear with us as we might not be able to post the guides immediately. We will try to mail the copies once a week, but there might be some delays.

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