488 Records for National Heritage Week Dragonfly Dash!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted records for our second Dragonfly Dash of 2019 as part of National Heritage Week. We had an amazing response, with 488 records of 21 species from 28 counties submitted during the week.

Co. Kildare got in there early with an unassailable lead and finished the week with a massive 108 records submitted! Second place went to Co. Laois with 51 records and third place went to Co. Cork with 44 records.

Common Darter was by far the most frequently recorded species with 118 records received, followed by Brown Hawker (61 records) and Emperor Dragonfly (46 records). The most frequently recorded Damselfly species was the Common Blue.

All records were entered into the draw for a copy of a ‘Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ireland’ by Robert Thompson and Brian Nelson and the winner was…. Mairéad Ní Chuirc! So congratulations to Mairéad and we hope the book proves useful in your future Dragonfly and Damselfly recording.

Although the summer is now drawing to an end Dragonfly and Damselfly recording continues right through September and, weather permitting, into October… or even November!


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  • Species Recorded