Getting Started

Here are a few pages for people just starting out to watch dragonflies


The flight season is from roughly April to October, with occasionally a few individuals being seen in late March and early November. Obviously not all species are flying at the same time: the earliest is usually the Large Red damselfly while the Common Darter is usually the last seen.

Within that period the best time is June to August on hot days, with little or no wind, between 10 am and 2 pm. Insects are often flying before this, and frequently can be seen until dusk, but that's your optimum time.


A few tips for spotting dragonflies: