This beautiful female Scarce Chaser, Libellula fulva was found and photographed by Barry Reed at Holycross Lake in Amwell NR on 5 June 2015.
This is a new species of dragonfly for Hertfordshire, the third in as many years.
Countywide survey for mammals, amphibians and reptiles 2015-2022
We are inviting everyone with an interest to take part in this countywide survey to collect data to produce a new county atlas. Restrictions on fieldwork resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic have led to the survey being extended into 2022
The last organised county survey was started in 1970 and resulted in the publication of Michael Clark's book, Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles of Hertfordshire, in 2001.
There was much excitement in the summer when Darren Bast discovered Willow Emerald Damselflies (Lestes viridis) at Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust's Amwell nature reserve on 3 September this year. This was the first time they had been recorded in Hertfordshire.
Now after a great bit of detective work by Barry Reed and HMWT staff, we have proof that they are breeding.
The GB Non-Native Species Secretariat in conjunction with the Environment Agency has issued a new warning about the invasive Quagga Mussel, which has now been found in both the Lee and the Colne river systems.