Dragonflies and damselflies love it at Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve. So this is an important site for these captivating insects. Visit the reserve between mid to late spring and late autumn and you are likely to see some.
In 2018 a comprehensive survey confirmed that at least 16 species of dragonflies and damselflies live at Portbury Wharf. The surveys will continue so as to gain an insight into their breeding success at Portbury Wharf. Please click Dragonfly Surveys to read more about this.
The list of species identified at PWNR includes 6 damselflies and 10 dragonflies:
There could well be more that the survey missed, or future new additions! We know that Banded Demoiselles frequent a nearby rhyne and Brown Hawkers have previously been seen on the reserve.
We will be adding lots more information about each species soon.