2009 Annual Butterflies, Dragonflies and Damselflies Report

This was the first survey undertaken in the gardens. Conducted later in the year (August/September) it provided the first available data on butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies at Knoll Gardens.

(Keith Powrie, an expert in lepidopterology and odonatology, has undertaken regular surveys of Knoll Gardens on behalf of the Foundation since this first one in 2009)


13 species of butterfly were recorded:
Brimstone, Clouded Yellow, Comma, Gatekeeper, Green-veined White, Holly Blue, Large White, Meadow Brown, Painted Lady, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White and Speckled Wood.

Damselflies and dragonflies
5 species of Dragonfly were recorded: Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker, Common Hawker, Migrant Hawker and Common Darter.
4 species of Damselfly were recorded: Azure Damselfly, Common Bluetail, Banded Demoiselle and Large Red Damselfly.

For more information about butterflies and ways to encourage them into your garden, visit the Butterfly Conservation website: www.butterfly-conservation.org