Dutch dragonfly reserve


This 2018 video is about Wyldemerk nature reserve in the Netherlands and the dragonflies and damselflies which live there.

In the 1960s there was quarrying in a sandy area in Friesland province in the Netherlands. This led to lakelets. Fish which eat dragonfly larvae didn’t live there, so this water was excellent for dragonfly reproduction.

In 2007, the area became dragonfly reserve de Wyldemerk.

About 35 dragonfly and damselfly species live there. Including rare species like hairy dragonfly and large white-faced darter.

Experts have created a new form of highly-efficient, low-cost, sustainable insulation based on the wings of a dragonfly: here.

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