This is an opportunity to visit a fantastic private farm on the Eastern Rother valley near Etchingham.
The site boasts ancient ghyll woodlands, a range of modern and historic ponds, meadows, floodplain
wetland and riverine habitat, and some lovely views to boot. It will be a fairly long walk, as it’s a
large site (at least a few kilometres over some uneven and hilly terrain). Depending on time, we may
visit an additional site with a member of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team
in the afternoon.
Due to the diversity of the habitats, we should see a good range of different dragonfly species. We
are on the hunt for new records of Willow emerald, and we hope to find some records for some of
the unrecorded dragonfly squares too.susssu
Parking is limited so please car share if possible (or come on the train!)
Bring a packed lunch, sun/rain protection and binoculars. No dogs please.
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.