16 January 2018

Appreciate a Dragon today

The dragon is a powerful symbol in mythology all over the world, from Europe to Asia and beyond. Appreciate A Dragon Day (today in case you were wondering) encourages you to explore the cultural significance of the dragon in your society and history!
You don't need to head to Beijing or even Westeros the UK has plenty of our own resident dragons.  Most obviously the red one on the Welsh flag and the hoard that appear at the Millennium Stadium to support the Rugby Team and in local legends you'll find dragons going by many names here in the north east, they are often wyrms or worms the most well known one being the Lambton Worm.  Moving from the fantastic to more down to earth matters all you need do is head to your local pond (if you're lucky enough) to find small amphibious dragons - otherwise known as newts!  Find out more with Froglife and take part in their flagship Dragon Finder project which brings together practical conservation, surveying, data collection and interactive educational activities to help conserve reptiles and amphibians in the UK.
Froglife received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to run London Dragon Finder which began in October 2012 and finished in March 2017.  Scottish Dragon Finder  started in January 2014 and will run for four and a half years and River Nene Dragon Finder started in January 2015 and will also run for four and a half years, both funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Follow the links to find out more about Dragon Finder, see what’s going on in your area and find out how you can become a Dragon Finder!
http://www.froglife.org/dragonfinder/