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Dragonflies

Our dragonfly tours take you to some of Europe’s best dragonfly habitats for a chance to witness a range of species and their behaviour.

Dragonfly Holidays

Dragonflies are certainly not for the faint-hearted; they are fearsome insects - if you are their size or smaller! They are also dazzlingly beautiful, with a wide array of hues and forms. Our dragonfly tours take you to some of Europe’s top habitats where we have the best chances of witnessing a range of species and their behaviour.

Our dragonfly specialist recommends …

I’m excited about the new Sardinia dragonfly tour – it is special for dragonflies, with about 35 species. Most of these are not found in the UK and its proximity to Africa means it hosts some rather exotic species such as Banded Groundlings. Island Bluetail will interest the real enthusiast, whereas Copper Demoiselles are a bit easier to find.

David Smallshire
Naturetrek Tour leader

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General Todorov pool (Dave Smallshire)Scarce Swallowtail (Dave Smallshire)Spur-thighed Tortoise (Dave Smallshire)Sandy Grizzled Skipper (Dave Smallshire)Copper Demoiselle male (Ian McColl)An interesting specimen (Ian McColl)Sunset over the lagoon (Ian McColl)Ant Lion, Palpares libelluloides (Ian McColl)Yellow spotted Emerald immature male Dave Smallshire (Dave Smallshire)Blue eye Erythromma lindenii m (Dave Smallshire)Etang de Bellebouche (Dave Smallshire)Etang Vieux (Dave Smallshire)WetlandsLady OrchidZeizelAustrian Sage with Bedstraw

NATURETREK DRAGONFLY WATCHING HOLIDAYS

Why choose one of Naturetrek’s dragonfly tours?

We like to respond to your specific wildlife interests and in recent years we have had an increasing number of requests for dedicated dragonfly holidays. We are pleased to now be able to offer a small selection of tours which focus on exploring habitats where some of Europe’s most diverse and spectacular dragonfly species are found.

All of our dragonfly tours are accompanied by at least one specialist leader. On some tours there may be a second leader with a different area of natural history expertise.

Some highlights of our dragonfly holidays may include: observing clouds of damselflies as they emerge in late spring from pools, watching them hover over a lake or stretch of grassland, or witnessing a fight to the death between territorial males.

We’re equally comfortable providing opportunities for the dedicated enthusiast to debate the finer points of identification with our expert guide, or to simply enjoy their beautiful display of colours and forms.

Naturetrek’s dedicated dragonfly tours

Though we enjoy dragonfly life on many of our holidays, we offer a small selection of dedicated dragonfly tours, including:

But we offer so much more! 

View all of our dragonfly holidays or call us now on +44 1962 733051 to find out more.

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Dragonflies HOLIDAYS

Gerald and Andrew worked very hard to ensure that the trip was very enjoyable/successful and they were good company throughout. Many thanks to them both.
The knowledge of the leaders was outstanding.
I absolutely loved every minute of this trip. As a single female, it is a safe environment to go and explore and learn more about wildlife in. I was impressed that it was all-inclusive, so you can relax once there and not be worried about additional cost. I highly recommend this trip - good value for money; and may even do this one again another year.