Find out how to tell your emperors from your hawkers and your skimmers from your darters, plus the opportunity to see some rarities!
This field trip serves not only as an introduction to Dragonflies and Damselflies and their ecology and habitat requirements but as a useful guide to surveying skill and an opportunity to see the BAP species Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura pumilio and Small Red Damselfly Ceriagrion tenellum. The old tin streaming beds of the Red River Valley Local Nature Reserve provide us with a range of habitats to investigate and a wide range of species to recognise and record.
Leader: Steve Jones, previous County Recorder for Dragonflies
There are several ways to report a Dragonfly sighting:
Report a casual sighting or visit to a site, for the benefit of others who might wish to know what’s flying at the moment. These sightings are not vetted and are not automatically treated as scientific records.