Cheshire & Wirral’s Dragonflies

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Welcome to the Cheshire Dragonflies website/blog.

As I take on the role of County Dragonfly Recorder from David Kitching and more recently, Chris Meredith, I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work over the preceding years bringing dragonflies to the forefront in Cheshire. Without their enthusiasm and commitment there would be far fewer people interested in dragonflies in Cheshire, and far less known about these incredible species in our county.

For those that don’t know me, I am John Roberts. Although I may be fairly new to the ‘dragonfly scene’ in Cheshire and Wirral, I have taken on the role of County Dragonfly Recorder to ensure that all important records are verified and processed, as well as maintaining a forum that fellow enthusiasts can visit to share recent sightings, photos and site details.

Although new to blogging, I will try to make sure that recent sightings are displayed promptly. Other information including related articles, recording advice and good dragonfly site information is found using the menu to the right. Please use the contact form to let me know about any inconsistencies and dead ends!

If you would like to learn a little more about me, then continue reading. Though a keen Lepidopterist for many years, I ‘discovered’ dragonflies relatively recently largely as a result of the project managed by Cheshire Wildlife Trust to re-introduce the White-faced Darter to Delamere Forest. Volunteering on this project provided a wonderful introduction to the unique and incredible world of dragonflies and also allowed me to develop my interest in photography. All images on this site are my own copyright except where otherwise indicated.

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