Yesterday I was delighted to receive a letter from Sherston C 0f E Primary School. The Headteacher, Nicholas Bowditch, explained that they have recently formed a dragonfly recording group as part of their studies of the school pond they created just over a year ago. Their school recorder, Theo Griffin, has been entering observations on the BDS form and I received the first of these with the letter.
This is doubly exciting - not only that a school is taking specific interest in odonata but that these records, of 3 species, constitute the first sightings from that particular 10k square for the current Atlas Project time period!
I look forward to more records and observations from them - perhaps we have some professional naturalists in the making...:o)