Twenty-five naturalists from the Yorkshire Naturalist Union visited the Wetlands with Tim Burkinshaw on Saturday 21 July 2012. They were impressed by the scale of the work and the speed with which habitat is developing.
The group included Keith Gittens, from the Yorkshire Dragonfly Society, and John Hume who is secretary of the British Dragonfly Society and the Odanta recorder for the Scarborough Naturalists Society.
Nine species of dragonfly were recorded:
Broad -bodied Chaser
Black tailed Skimmer
Common Blue Damselfly
Large Red Damselflies
Banded and Beautiful Demoiselle damselflies
The dragonfly fauna found was typical for open scrapes. Most of it was focused on one scrape which presumably had not dried out. The group did not collect an exuvia so it is unknown as to what has completed its life cycle on Potter Brompton Carr.
Many thanks to John who saw and photographed the following group of photographs of dragonflies (the Black Tailed Skimmer was seen on Potter Brompton Carr, but the photograph is of one taken the previous Monday at the Seamer Tip pools):