Dragonfly Watching 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 TOUR SPECIALIST RECOMMENDS ...
I am excited about the new Sardinia dragonfly tour – it has about 35 species, most of which 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.
Naturetrek Tour leader
NATURETREK DRAGONFLY HOLIDAYS
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 be able to offer a 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.
Though we enjoy dragonflies on many of our holidays, here is a selection of our dedicated dragonfly-watching holidays:
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Dragonflies HOLIDAYS
Wonderful holiday. Excellent leader.
A really fantastic holiday. The depth and breadth of knowledge that both Dave and Tom had on dragonflies, birds and other wildlife was staggering. Picnic lunches were fantastic. Dave and Tom did a great job making sure all in the group were getting the most out of our trip. The hotel was lovely, run by a very friendly couple. Overall, a really great holiday made special by two very good tour leaders - thank you and I can't wait to book another trip with Naturetrek!
The leaders were very good. Nick’s enthusiasm for dragonflies was infectious and we felt we learned so much from him. Ian was very knowledgeable about birds; both were really good company and kept us interested throughout the holiday.