There is much current interest in the response of organisms to climate change and the search for biotic indicators (Hopkins 2007). Therefore, it is perhaps surprising that dragonflies have not figured more in these discussions, since their distribution is strongly influenced by temperature.
April’s wildlife reports feature a study on the diet of Pine Martens, how to distinguish the Silky Wave moth, why amphibian surveys are undertaken more than reptile surveys, a news update on birds, dragonflies, lichens, and much more.
With the rise of public interest in the conservation of invertebrates and the awareness of the value of invertebrates as environmental indicators, environmental surveyors are increasingly being asked to conduct surveys and prepare survey reports that include invertebrates in their considerations. This may be to monitor the fluctuations of invertebrate populations in response to changes