5 ways to attract dragonflies to your garden

5 ways to attract dragonflies to your garden


Posted 7th Jun 2017


The beginning of June is the time of year when we can expect to start seeing dragonflies flying around in their full majestic glory

So what can you do to encourage more of the wonderful creatures to come to your garden? These five tips, courtesy of the RSPB, should help to fill you in.

1 Having a pond is one of the most important factors when it comes to attracting the dragonfly to your garden. Dragonflies need water as their larvae, which are voracious predators, can live underwater. Adding a water feature like a pond could be well worth it.

2 You should also have emerging plants, such as reeds or semi-aquatic plants which dragonfly larvae can use to crawl out of the water.

3 Give your pond a shallow area. This will allow dragonfly to escape from fish, subsequently giving the larvae a better chance of survival.

4 Dragonflies eat smaller insects, which you can attract to your garden by growing some wild or garden flowers.

5 You should add some flat rocks around the edge of your pond, to give dragonfly the chance to bask in the sun.

Tips courtesy of the RSPB





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