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Chris Meredith on ITV Countrywise

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Meredith - Conservation

ITV's Countrywise programme which was broadcast earlier last week, featured Tattenhall's very own Chris Meredith who is currently a Delamere Conservation Officer.

Chris, together with biochemist and zoologist, Liz Bonnin, were showcasing local conservation projects within Delamere Forest, a designated area of outstanding national value.

There are over 40 bodies of water in the forest and the creation of wildlife corridors in which species can thrive was explored.

Chris Meredith is in charge of monitoring numbers of dragonflies and he and Liz were searching for dragonfly casings. The larval cases are left behind when the adult dragonflies emerge.

Dragonflies spend up to 3 years growing as nymphs under water before they shed their skin casings, emerging as an adult and living as winged dragonflies for just a few weeks.

Whilst Chris and Liz located the 'Four Spotted Chaser Dragonfly' they were on a hunt for one very elusive dragonfly casing. This is because Delamere is home to one of the largest re-introduction projects, that of the 'White Faced Darter Dragonfly' which became extinct in Delamere over a decade ago.

And, although elusive, they found one!!

This conservation project in which Chris Meredith is involved, is still in its early stages but everything is looking really positive.

If you would like to view the programme, then it is available on the itv PLAYER for the next 3 weeks, CLICK HERE to view it.

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