|Following restoration work of
its freshwater habitats, the Woodland Education Centre is now an exceptional site for
these increasingly rare insects.
significant number of dragonfly and damselfly species no longer exist in Britain.
The Nature Conservancy (English Nature) has
stated that "No other group of animals has suffered a 10% loss of species in the last
The Centre is regionally important because it
is a breeding site for the Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum).
This dragonfly is only recorded as breeding at two other sites in Devon, England.