The UK’s wetland habitats, such as canals, ponds, and slow-moving rivers, provide suitable environments for the willow emerald damselfly to breed and flourish. Conservation efforts have been focused on protecting and managing these habitats to ensure the continued presence and growth of the species.
Various organizations and local conservation groups in the UK have been actively monitoring and studying the distribution and behaviour of the willow emerald damselfly to better understand its ecological requirements and how to best support its conservation. Conservation measures include habitat management, water quality improvement, and public awareness campaigns to encourage the protection of these important wetland habitats.
Seen in reeds by the side of the lake in the gardens of Chiswick House in August 2020, 2021 and 2023