Giant dragonfly found in north Cumbria

Measuring almost 10cm ( 5 inches) long, a green and black dragonfly has been spotted in woodland in north Cumbria. Initial research around the … [Read more...]

Rare dragonfly returns to south Cumbria

After years of absence the first white-faced darters emerge at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, near Kendal, in south Cumbria. The recurrence of this … [Read more...]

Cumbria First for Rare Dragonfly

South Cumbria will be the first to see the re-introduction of the rare white-faced darter dragonfly onto Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve, near … [Read more...]

Rare ladybird spotted in Sutherland, Scotland

A species of ladybird which thrives on heather moorland has been spotted on land belonging to the John Muir Trust, a wild land conservation … [Read more...]

Surge in butterfly numbers

The marsh fritillary, one of Britain’s most threatened butterflies has seen an unexpected surge in numbers this summer. A Recent surveys suggest … [Read more...]

14 Spot Yellow Ladybird

This 14 Spot Ladybird (Propylea quattuordecimpunctata) was found in Cumbria early in the summer and we also spotted one in Lancaster. The … [Read more...]

Hooray – Le Tree Bee is Back!

The Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum), a widespread native of mainland Europe (hence Le Tree Bee), has been spotted once again in Northumberland … [Read more...]

Grant for butterfly scheme

Britain’s most threatened butterfly is being offered a helping hand to recovery in the Morecambe Bay and South Cumbria area, thanks to a grant boost … [Read more...]

Bumble Bees Need You!

With spring in the air, it will soon be time for the queen Bumble Bees to emerge from hibernation. … [Read more...]

Dragonflies & Damselflies

You can help waterway ecologists. Let Waterscape know what species you've spotted on Britain's rivers, lakes and canals by taking part in British … [Read more...]