Previous Events

This is the diary of previous special events, courses, field trips and holidays.

The background colour of the date is used to show different types of meeting. Green is used for BDS and BDS Local Group organised field meetings and events, Blue where the BDS will have a stand or speaker(s), but is not responsible for the event itself (please follow any given links for further details) and Yellow for other dragonfly events. These last are listed for information only, using information as it was provided to us. The BDS is not directly involved in these events and therefore all details are solely under the control of the individual event organisers. We suggest you contact these organisers direct or follow the given links to confirm details.

  • Saturday 13th October 2012
    Easton College, Norwich, Norfolk

    Event:

    Wild about Norfolk

    Contact:

    Dr Pam Taylor (01692 670311)

    Contact Email:
    Meet:
    Requirements:
    Additional Info:

    10am to 4pm.  Come and visit us on the BDS stand at this Wildlife Conservation Fair. The 2011 event had over 2,000 visitors and 50 exhibitors, including information stands, environmental games and lots of activities for old and young alike. Admission free.

  • Saturday 27th October 2012
    University of Chester, Parkgate Rd., Chester

    Event:

    BDS Members Day

    Contact:

    Dorothy Gennard dgennard@lincoln.ac.uk

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    0930-1630 at University of Chester, Parkgate Rd., Chester CH1 4BJ

    Requirements:
    Additional Info:

    The Trustees & Chief Executive look forward to welcoming members to our 29th Member’s Day & AGM,  a key highlight in the BDS calendar, at the University of Chester. Non-members are also welcome, although we would encourage you to join and benefit from being a member of the BDS.

    Member’s Day is an excellent opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones, learn more about these fascinating insects as well as meet the Society’s Trustees, staff and volunteers. Come and enjoy an exciting programme of talks including DNA analysis has been used to understand evolution of larval morphological defence in Leucorrhinia larvae.

     

    Click here for more information

  • Saturday 24th November 2012 11.00am until 3.00pm
    Bell Lake Marsh, part of the Red River Local Nature Reserve near Camborne SW629422

    Event:

    During this session we hope to be pulling birch & willow saplings from the wetland, clearing up previously cut material, cutting out the remainder of the willow in the first section of the marsh and digging up gorse stumps from the drier areas. 

     
    Bell Lake Marsh is one of the best remaining dragonfly sites along the Red River Valley, supporting breeding colonies of the nationally scarce Small Red Damselfly & Keeled Skimmer. In the last 10 years it has lost it's colony of the Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly & during the last 30 years it has lost a Marsh Fritillary colony. Our aim is to reverse the decline of this important wetland habitat by removing invasive willow, gorse, birch saplings & lesser reedmace, opening up the site with a series of work parties over the autumn & winter. Please come along and lend a hand with this very worthwhile task, it will keep you fit while you have fun & enjoy a bit of constructive destruction!
     
    The land owners, Cornwall Council will be providing insurance for volunteers working on the site at these events as well as tools such as bow saws & loppers, however if you have any suitable tools please bring them along.
     
    Bell Lake Marsh is ten minutes walk from the meeting place and is not visible from where we will initially assemble so please be punctual as we will be moving off promptly at 11.00am.
     
    For health & safety purposes we will be taking down contact details for all those attending.
     
    The valley is a rich mosaic of wildlife habitats officially designated as a Local Nature Reserve, the whole area has huge untapped potential, but like so many areas, is badly in need of some conservation management.

    Please come along and help secure the future of the fantastic diversity of wildlife found at Bell Lake Marsh, it really is so worthwhile and surprisingly good fun.
     

      

    Contact:

    n/a

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Directions to Bell Lake Marsh: Leave the A30 dual carriageway at the Camborne West exit (Treswithian).
     
    If you are travelling  in a westerly direction turn right at the end of the slip road, cross over the A30 before turning left on to a minor road heading for Reskadinnick. After a quarter of a mile you will pass Camborne/Treswithian Downs Crematorium on your right and shortly after that you should turn right (which in effect is straight on) heading for Bell Lake/Coombe, (do not take the turning for Reskadinnick). Follow this road for half a mile, it will then drop down a steep hill, park at the bottom along the entrance to the track on the right or just after the river bridge. Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track. 
     

    If you are travelling in an easterly direction turn left at the end of the slip road & immediately left again on to a minor road heading for Reskadinnick. After a quarter of a mile you will pass Camborne/Treswithian Downs Crematorium on your right and shortly after that you should turn right (which in effect is straight on) heading for Bell Lake/Coombe, (do not take the turning for Reskadinnick). Follow this road for half a mile, it will then drop down a steep hill, park at the bottom along the entrance to the track on the right or just after the river bridge. Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track.
    Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track.
     

    Requirements:

    Please bring gardening gloves, lunch & wellington boots which are essential as this is a wetland site. If the weather forecast suggest showers don't forget your raincoat!

    Additional Info:
  • Saturday 12th January 2012
    Bell Lake Marsh, part of the Red River Local Nature Reserve near Camborne (SW629422)

    Event:

    A day of Practical Conservation Work starting at 11am.  During this session we hope to be pulling birch & willow saplings from the wetland, clearing up previously cut material, cutting out the remainder of the willow in the first section of the marsh and digging up gorse stumps from the drier areas.  Please come along and help secure the future of the fantastic diversity of wildlife found at Bell Lake Marsh, it really is so worthwhile and surprisingly good fun.

     

    Bell Lake Marsh is one of the best remaining dragonfly sites along the Red River Valley, supporting breeding colonies of the nationally scarce Small Red Damselfly & Keeled Skimmer. In the last 10 years it has lost it's colony of the Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly & during the last 30 years it has lost a Marsh Fritillary colony. Our aim is to reverse the decline of this important wetland habitat by removing invasive willow, gorse, birch saplings & lesser reedmace, opening up the site with a series of work parties over the autumn & winter. Please come along and lend a hand with this very worthwhile task, it will keep you fit while you have fun & enjoy a bit of constructive destruction!

     

    The land owners, Cornwall Council will be providing insurance for volunteers working on the site at these events as well as tools such as bow saws & loppers, however if you have any suitable tools please bring them along.

    Contact:

    Just turn up!

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Bell Lake Marsh is ten minutes walk from the meeting place and is not visible from where we will initially assemble so please be punctual as we will be moving off promptly at 11.00am.

     

    Directions to Bell Lake Marsh: Leave the A30 dual carriageway at the Camborne West exit (Treswithian).

     

    If you are travelling  in a westerly direction turn right at the end of the slip road, cross over the A30 before turning left on to a minor road heading for Reskadinnick. After a quarter of a mile you will pass Camborne/Treswithian Downs Crematorium on your right and shortly after that you should turn right (which in effect is straight on) heading for Bell Lake/Coombe, (do not take the turning for Reskadinnick). Follow this road for half a mile, it will then drop down a steep hill, park at the bottom along the entrance to the track on the right or just after the river bridge. Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track.

     

    If you are travelling in an easterly direction turn left at the end of the slip road & immediately left again on to a minor road heading for Reskadinnick. After a quarter of a mile you will pass Camborne/Treswithian Downs Crematorium on your right and shortly after that you should turn right (which in effect is straight on) heading for Bell Lake/Coombe, (do not take the turning for Reskadinnick). Follow this road for half a mile, it will then drop down a steep hill, park at the bottom along the entrance to the track on the right or just after the river bridge.

     

    Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track.

    Requirements:

    Please bring gardening gloves, lunch & wellington boots which are essential as this is a wetland site. If the weather forecast suggest showers don't forget your raincoat! For health & safety purposes we will be taking down contact details for all those attending.

    Additional Info:

    The valley is a rich mosaic of wildlife habitats officially designated as a Local Nature Reserve, the whole area has huge untapped potential, but like so many areas, is badly in need of some conservation management. Come along and make a difference.

  • 26 Jan 2013
    Great Wheal Seton, part of the Red River Local Nature Reserve, Cornwall

    Event:

    A Day of Practical Conservation Work at Great Wheal Seton, part of the Red River Local Nature Reserve
    Great Wheal Seton is a classic example of an old tin streaming site and is the home of the last breeding population of Scarce Blue-tailed Damselflies along the Red River Valley. It also supports breeding colonies of the nationally scarce Small Red Damselfly & Keeled Skimmer. In order to secure the future of these important insects, and a whole host of other wildlife that occupies the site we will be removing small areas of invasive gorse, willows & lesser reedmace, along with a small amount of unsightly rubbish. Please come along and lend a hand with this very worthwhile task, it will keep you fit while you have fun & enjoy a bit of constructive destruction!

    Contact:

    Just turn up!
    Leaders:
    Steve Jones & Jo Poland

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Assemble at the meeting point SW657418 at 11.00am
    Great Wheal Seton is five minutes walk from the meeting place and is not clearly visible from where we will initially assemble so please be punctual as we will be moving off promptly at 11.00am.

    Directions to Great Wheal Seton, (Tolvaddon):
    If you are travelling in a westerly direction along the A30 from Redruth take the first Camborne (Tolvaddon) exit, signposted “Pool, Camborne, Portreath A3047”. After entering the slip road take the right hand lane signposted “Portreath” & then bear right as you drop down to the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn right on to the dual carriageway and pass under the A30. Immediately after passing under the A30 turn left on to the minor road. After 60 metres you will pass a pedestrian gate on your left leading to TuckingmillValley. Park  sensibly anywhere along here, meeting outside of the old Cornwall Hydraulic Services factory 25 metres further along the road.

    If you are travelling in an easterly direction along  the A30 from Hayle take the second Camborne exit, signposted "Camborne, Portreath A3047”. After entering the slip road take the left hand lane. Immediately after the traffic lights at the Portreath junction, move into the right hand lane and take the next right, (if you pass under the A30 you have gone too far). After 60 metres you will pass a pedestrian gate on your left leading to Tuckingmill Valley. Park sensibly anywhere along here, meeting outside of the old Cornwall Hydraulic Services factory 25 metres further along the road.

    Requirements:

    The land owners, Cornwall Council will be providing insurance for volunteers working on the site at these events as well as tools such as bowsaws & loppers, however if you have any suitable tools please bring  them along. Please
    bring  gardening gloves, lunch & wellington boots which are essential as this is a wetland site.
    For health & safety purposes we will be taking down contact details for all those attending.

    Additional Info:

    The valley is a rich mosaic of wildlife habitats officially designated as a Local Nature Reserve, the whole area has huge untapped potential, but like so many areas, is badly in need of some conservation management. Come along and make a difference.

  • 23rd February
    Bell Lake Marsh, part of the Red River Local Nature Reserve near Camborne, Cormwall.

    Event:

    A day of Practical Conservation Work.  During this session we hope to be pulling birch & willow saplings from the wetland, cutting out the remainder of the willow in the first section of the marsh and perhaps making a start on the second section.  

    Contact:

    Leaders: Steve Jones & Jo Poland
    Just turn up!

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    The meeting point is at SW629422.  Meet at 11am.

    Requirements:

    Bell Lake Marsh is ten minutes walk from the meeting place and is not visible from where we will initially assemble so please be punctual as we will be moving off promptly at 11.00am.  Please bring gardening gloves, lunch & wellington boots which are essential as this is a wetland site. If the weather forecast suggest showers don't forget your raincoat!  The land owners, Cornwall Council will be providing insurance for volunteers working on the site at these events as well as tools such as bow saws & loppers, however if you have any suitable tools please bring them along.

    Additional Info:

    Directions to Bell Lake Marsh: Leave the A30 dual carriageway at the Camborne West exit (Treswithian).

    If you are travelling  in a westerly direction turn right at the end of the slip road, cross over the A30 before turning left on to a minor road heading for Reskadinnick. After a quarter of a mile you will pass Camborne/Treswithian Downs Crematorium on your right and shortly after that you should turn right (which in effect is straight on) heading for Bell Lake/Coombe, (do not take the turning for Reskadinnick). Follow this road for half a mile, it will then drop down a steep hill, park at the bottom along the entrance to the track on the right or just after the river bridge. Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track.

    If you are travelling in an easterly direction turn left at the end of the slip road & immediately left again on to a minor road heading for Reskadinnick. After a quarter of a mile you will pass Camborne/Treswithian Downs Crematorium on your right and shortly after that you should turn right (which in effect is straight on) heading for Bell Lake/Coombe, (do not take the turning for Reskadinnick). Follow this road for half a mile, it will then drop down a steep hill, park at the bottom along the entrance to the track on the right or just after the river bridge. Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track.
    Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track.

  • Sunday 17th March 2013
    Bell Lake Marsh, part of the Red River Local Nature Reserve near Camborne, Cornwall.

    Event:

    A day of Practical Conservation Work.   During this session we will be cutting out the remainder of the willow in the first section of the marsh and making further in roads into the second section.

    Contact:

    Just turn up!

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Assemble at the meeting point at SW629422 at 11.00am. Bell Lake Marsh is ten minutes walk from the meeting place and is not visible from where we will initially assemble so please be punctual as we will be moving off promptly at 11.00am.

    Requirements:

    Please bring gardening gloves, lunch & wellington boots which are essential as this is a wetland site. If the weather forecast suggest showers don't forget your raincoat! For health & safety purposes we will be taking down contact details for all those attending.

    Additional Info:

    Directions to Bell Lake Marsh: Leave the A30 dual carriageway at the Camborne West exit (Treswithian).

    If you are travelling  in a westerly direction turn right at the end of the slip road, cross over the A30 before turning left on to a minor road heading for Reskadinnick. After a quarter of a mile you will pass Camborne/Treswithian Downs Crematorium on your right and shortly after that you should turn right (which in effect is straight on) heading for Bell Lake/Coombe, (do not take the turning for Reskadinnick). Follow this road for half a mile, it will then drop down a steep hill, park at the bottom along the entrance to the track on the right or just after the river bridge. Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track.

    If you are travelling in an easterly direction turn left at the end of the slip road & immediately left again on to a minor road heading for Reskadinnick. After a quarter of a mile you will pass Camborne/Treswithian Downs Crematorium on your right and shortly after that you should turn right (which in effect is straight on) heading for Bell Lake/Coombe, (do not take the turning for Reskadinnick). Follow this road for half a mile, it will then drop down a steep hill, park at the bottom along the entrance to the track on the right or just after the river bridge. Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track.
    Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track.

    The land owners, Cornwall Council will be providing insurance for volunteers working on the site at these events as well as tools such as bow saws & loppers, however if you have any suitable tools please bring them along.

  • Saturday 6th April 2013
    Bell Lake Marsh, part of the Red River Local Nature Reserve near Camborne, Cornwall.

    Event:

    A day of Practical Conservation Work.  This is our last scrub bashing session before the summer break. 

    Contact:

    Just turn up!

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Assemble at the meeting point at SW629422 at 11.00am. 

    Requirements:

    Please bring lunch & wellington boots which are essential as this is a wetland site. If the weather forecast suggest showers don't forget your raincoat!

    Additional Info:

    The land owners, Cornwall Council will be providing insurance for volunteers working on the site at these events and thanks to Western Power Distribution we now provide tools such as bow saws & loppers, however if you have any suitable tools please bring them along.

    Directions to Bell Lake Marsh: Leave the A30 dual carriageway at the Camborne West exit (Treswithian).

    If you are travelling  in a westerly direction turn right at the end of the slip road, cross over the A30 before turning left on to a minor road heading for Reskadinnick. After a quarter of a mile you will pass Camborne/Treswithian Downs Crematorium on your right and shortly after that you should turn right (which in effect is straight on) heading for Bell Lake/Coombe, (do not take the turning for Reskadinnick). Follow this road for half a mile, it will then drop down a steep hill, park at the bottom along the entrance to the track on the right or just after the river bridge. Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track.

    If you are travelling in an easterly direction turn left at the end of the slip road & immediately left again on to a minor road heading for Reskadinnick. After a quarter of a mile you will pass Camborne/Treswithian Downs Crematorium on your right and shortly after that you should turn right (which in effect is straight on) heading for Bell Lake/Coombe, (do not take the turning for Reskadinnick). Follow this road for half a mile, it will then drop down a steep hill, park at the bottom along the entrance to the track on the right or just after the river bridge. Please park sensibly and do not obstruct vehicular access along the track.

  • Saturday 20th April, 2013
    Preston Montford Field Centre (SJ433143)

    Event:

    Dragonfly Larvae Workshop with County Recorder Sue McLamb. Aimed at beginners this course will commence with an introduction to dragonfly larvae and the part they play in the dragonfly lifecycle. Indoor practical sessions will then focus on the identification of exuviae. After lunch the afternoon focus will be spent out and about at Preston Montford dipping in a number of ponds and practising some hands on identification.  Click here for the course flyer.

    Contact:

    Sue McLamb 01584876163

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Please report to reception at Preston Montford Field Centre (SJ433143). Coffee available from 10.15am and workshop will start at 10.30am and finish at 3.30pm. For further directions see
    http://www.field-studies-council.org/centres/prestonmontford/location.aspx

    Requirements:

    Packed lunch essential (tea and coffee provided but there is no cafe available). Wellies/walking boots as we will be venturing out! Total walking will be no more than 1km. Larval identification guides and hand lens if owned.

    Additional Info:

    For those who wish the Field Guide to the larvae and exuviae of British Dragonflies by Steve Cham wil be available for purchase at £12 (cash/chq only).

  • Tuesday 7th May 2013
    National Trust Carding Mill Valley, Shropshire

    Event:

    Discovering Dragonflies- a series of 3 dragonfly identification workshops with County Recorder Sue McLamb. Aimed at beginners this series will enable people to identify a range of species that occupy different flight periods throughout the season. Classroom inputs during the morning will focus on identification of ‘seasonal species’ and an understanding of the natural history of these fantastic insects. Participants will also learn how the life cycle is adapted for species emerging at different times of the year. Following a brief lunch the afternoons will be spent outside at 3 different locations on the Long Mynd putting identification skills to the test in a variety of habitats.

    Contact:

    Emily Knight 01694 725000

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Please report to the National Trust’s chalet pavilion at Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6JG. The workshop will start at 10am and finish at 2pm. For further directions see
    http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carding-mill-valley-and-shropshire-hills/how-to-get-here/

    Requirements:

    Packed lunch essential. Wellies/walking boots and waterproofs as we will be venturing out! Total walking will be no more than 1km. Identification guides and hand lens if owned.  There is a charge of £10 per session.

    Additional Info:

    NB: Weather permitting 2 afternoons will be spent at pools on top of the Long Mynd so some participants will need to drive and car sharing will be very much appreciated.

  • Saturday 18th May 2013
    Pensthorpe, Norfolk

    Event:

    Wild about the Wensum

    Contact:
    Contact Email:
    Meet:
    Requirements:
    Additional Info:

    10am to 5pm
    Visit the BDS stand at this event that promotes environmental and community charities along the River Wensum Valley. Admission to Pensthorpe on the day is free, but a car park charge will raise money for conservation projects.
     

  • Sat 25 May - Sun 26 May 2013
    Inveresk Lodge Garden Community Bio Blitz, Near Edinburgh. (Ordnance survey ref: NT348 716)

    Event:

    Community Bio Blitz.  As 2013 is the year of Natural Scotland we are going to record the wildlife found in Inveresk Lodge Garden. There will be BDS volunteers helping out near the ponds on sunday and other experts on hand for other species - you don't need to be an expert just come along and help to record the different species the garden holds.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124.

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    11.00 - 16.00

    Requirements:

    Just turn up! 

    Additional Info:

    Garden admission charges apply.

  • Sunday 25th May 2013
    River Avon, Marlcliff, Warwickshire

    Event:
    Contact:

    Peter Reeve (01926 632400) email:  peter@reeve60.org.uk.

    Only on the day of the event: 07980 064079

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    There is a small car park on the river bank at Marlcliff approached down a track from the village (SP093505). Meet there for a 10.30am start. For a map see the meetings page on: www.warwickshire-dragonflies.org.uk.

    Requirements:

    Bring strong footwear and a packed lunch

    Additional Info:

    The first occurrence in the county of Scarce Chaser was in 2010 and last year, 2012, they were seen in tens - both mating and egg laying. We will look for them this year and hope to find proof of breeding. Also, there is an established breeding colony at the site of the Club-tailed Dragonflies but records have been very sparse for the last two years. We hope to find it in greater numbers this year.
    Meet: There is a small car park on the river bank at Marlcliff approached down a track from the village (SP093505). Meet there for a 10.30am start. For a map see the meetings page on:
    www.warwickshire-dragonflies.org.uk.

  • Saturday 25 May 2013
    Chartley Moss National Nature Reserve

    Event:

    Bouncing Bogs and Dragonflies
    11am- 1pm
     
    This event is now fully booked.  Join Natural England and the British Dragonfly Society for a tour of this amazing floating peat bog with a chance to observe 20 dragonfly species including the rare white-faced darter dragonfly in its most southerly known location in Britain!

    Contact:

    FULLY BOOKED

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    A518 near Chartley Grid ref: SK022289

    Requirements:

    £3 per person. Booking (and Wellingtons!) essential.  Please always ensure you have sensible footwear and
    clothing as paths can be muddy during wet weather.

    Additional Info:
  • Saturday 25th May 2013
    Withymead Nature Reserve, Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

    Event:

    Introduction to Dragons and Damsels

    Contact:

    Keith Tomey or Dorothy Reich Tel: 01491 872265 Mob: 07553 112447

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    10:00am – 4:00pm

    Withymead Nature Reserve, Bridleway, Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG8 0HS

    Requirements:
    Additional Info:

    Join Adrian Hickman to learn about the biology of these ancient insects and how to identify Dragonflies and Damselflies and their larvae..

    Booking is essential as places are limited to 8 people: £25 cahrge.

  • Sunday May 26th, 2013
    Grand Western Canal, Devon

    Event:
    Contact:

    Dave Smallshire (01626 853393; email davesmalls@btinternet.com)

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    At 10.00 a.m. at Ebear Bridge, Westleigh (ST060163): take A361 from M5 at junction 27; in 500m take slip road (signpost Tiverton Parkway); turn right at first and right at second roundabouts; follow minor road for 2 miles until alongside straight section with canal on left; park before canal bridge. The meeting will end at lunchtime.
     

    Requirements:

    Close-focus binoculars will be helpful. Booking not necessary.

    Additional Info:
  • Friday 31st May - Sunday 2nd June 2013
    Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

    Event:

    Gardening Scotland

    Contact Email:
    Meet:
    Requirements:
    Additional Info:

    Visit the BDS stand in the Living Garden section of this comprehensive gardening show. The BDS Team will be offering advice on how to make gardens dragonfly-friendly and launching the new Large Red Damselfly survey for 2013.
     

  • Sunday 2nd June 2013
    Broomfleet Washlands

    Event:

    Dragonfly walk, this is a joint Meeting with Cleveland Natural History Society.
    Leaders - Paul Adams/Pete Hinks

    Contact:

    Peter Hinks 01405 768891

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    11.00am - Landing Lane - SE866278, parking limited

    Requirements:
    Additional Info:
  • 5th – 12th June 2013
    Sardinia

    Event:

    Sardinia’s Dragonflies

    Contact Email:
    Meet:
    Requirements:
    Additional Info:

    An 8-day holiday on the scented Mediterranean island of Sardinia, in search of its exotic dragonflies, birdlife and endemic reptiles and amphibians

    Cost £1,295 (single supplement £165). For further details and 2012 report see www.naturetrek.co.uk

    Leader:    Gerald Broddelez

  • 8th June - 21st July, 1pm every Saturday and Sunday
    WWT Llanelli

    Event:

    Join us for a walk around the millennium wetlands, visiting the favourite spots of the dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies that call the reserve their home. Binoculars and ID guides will be provided to help identify any dragonflies we see. We will also be looking for exuviae – the part left behind when a dragonfly larva crawls out of the water and becomes an adult! This is a great chance to learn more about both of these groups of beautiful flying insects. If you would like to try to catch the larvae and find out more about them, don’t forget to join our pond dipping session at 2.30pm.

    Contact:

    Just turn up

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    WWT Llanelli information desk - inside the centre

    Requirements:
    Additional Info:

    Free to visitors of WWT Llanelli.  The dragonfly walk is weather permitting.

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