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Welcome to our Dragonfly Ireland, Dragonfly Dash! for Heritage Week 2021!

From 14th to the 22nd August we are asking everybody who is out and about to record and photgraph as many dragonflies and damselflies as possible and upload them for our Dragonfly Ireland citizen science survey, funded by the EPA.

We will be sending out regular reminders via the National Biodiversity Data Centre Twitter and Facebook accounts. We also want YOU to share your photos with us via social media, while not forgetting to reord via our web app or online recording form.

You can check into this site daily to see how things are progressing in terms of total records recorded, total species recorded and which coastal county is leading the way in terms of marine biodiversity recording.

And there’s a prize!! – two lucky recorders who submit records for our Dragonfly Dash! will win a copy of Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ireland by Robert Thompson and Brian Nelson.

You can upload your records for our Dragonfly Dash! here


  • Records by Species



  • Records by County



  • Recording Effort



  • Recording Impact