Date :  Monday mornings a few times a year
Time : 10.00 to 12.00am
Venue :  The Sparrows' house near Chloraka
Group Leader: David Sparrow  Tel:  26 270836 or 99 529023   Email:

This is a specialised group which is carrying out actual scientific research on the dragonflies of Cyprus.  Group members have been trained to identify the species, and work independently in pairs, monitoring selected dragonfly sites on a regular basis.  Counting the numbers of each species enables us to build up a picture of their flight seasons, and the health of populations.  A thriving dragonfly population is a key indicator of a healthy freshwater environment.  So far we have over 20,000 records from 2013 – 2018, and we contribute our data to a Europe-wide monitoring project. 

Several times per year we meet as a group to view a presentation, review our results and discuss any issues.  We have discovered one damselfly species – the Persian Bluetail Ischnura intermedia – which was not previously known in Cyprus. 

Although active recording requires some knowledge and commitment, the group is open to recruit anyone with an interest in the subject.  It is also possible to attend the group sessions, simply in order to learn more about these colourful and fascinating insects.