Dragonfly and damselfly survey events in Bexley – no previous experience needed to get involved!

As part of its Water for Wildlife programme, London Wildlife Trust is surveying a number of sites from July into September 2017 to record Dragonfly and Damselfly species and numbers . No particular prior knowledge is required to join in. There are surveys on the Cray between Foots Cray Meadows and Thames Road Wetland, along the Shuttle (tbc), at Lesnes Abbey Woods and at sites in Thamesmead. Please contact David Courtneidge as below. Provision of a mobile phone number will enable him to notify late cancellations, since this work is highly weather-dependent.  

Programme of Surveying – July to September 2017

All surveys will start at 11:00 with an approximate end goal of 14:00. The staff member leading the survey may need to cancel a survey if weather is inappropriate, and will text you on the number given. If this is your first survey with us please come 15 minutes earlier to fill out some details. Please bring binoculars or camera, sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Please can you also bring a packed lunch and water. Please note: Dates with TBC are yet to be fully confirmed, but we are endeavouring to confirm all dates and sites ASAP. All hyperlinks are to indicate the meeting point for the start of the survey.  To book and for further information contact David Courtneidge at dcourtneidge@wildlondon.org.uk or 07834 867422


– Tuesday 11th Crossway Canal Thamesmead to Thamesmead Ecology Park. Meet Thamesmead library.

– Tuesday 18th Birchmere Lake Thamesmead to Tump 53. Meet Thamesmead library, Binsey Walk. 

– Wednesday 19th Foots Cray Meadows to Thames Road Wetlands. Meet FCM visitor centre along track off Rectory Lane.


– Wednesday 2nd Lesnes Abbey Wood. Meet by visitor centre.

– TBC Thursday 10th River Cray and River Shuttle


– Thursday 7th Crossway Canal Thamesmead to Thamesmead Ecology Park Meet Thamesmead library, Binsey Walk. 

– Friday 22nd Birchmere Lake Thamesmead to Tump 53. Meet Thamesmead library, Binsey Walk. 

– Tuesday 26th Foots Cray Meadows to Thames Road Wetlands NR. Meet FCM visitor centre along track off Rectory Lane.

Male Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly. (Photo: Ralph Todd)

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