Native New Zealand dragonflies stickers save native birds
Perhaps we’ve all heard that sudden “thump” on the window, perhaps even seen the glass flex and then viewed the small corpse on the deck or path below. Bird vs. window glass is all too common and bird rescue organisations are now also reporting that with the trend to clear glass balustrades, even more injured birds are being handed in, with no doubt a concomitant number of deaths.
Window stickers applied to glass can indicate to our feathered friends that perhaps the way ahead is not so clear and avoiding action is to be taken especially if there is a 20 cm long dragonfly on your flight path! These stickers of native New Zealand dragonfly window stickers have been developed here at Matuku Link as a fundraiser as well as an extra tool for you to help save our birds.
The Giant Bush dragonfly features and it is not only our largest dragonfly, but also one of the world’s largest and ancient most species. Each set contains seven different New Zealand dragonfly stickers and includes a poster with information on each species. In an attractive package, they make a great present for any bird or dragonfly lover!
Milen Marinov, author of “Dragonflies and Damselflies of New Zealand” and of Prof Albert Orr, retired ecologist, invertebrate zoologist and gifted illustrator, generously gave us permission to use these images for our stickers.