Field ID of Dragonflies, London
With their large elongated bodies, dragonflies are one of the animals commonly associated with ponds. These predatory insects have an aquatic larval stage before emerging as the often colourful insects that we all know. However, despite the speed and agility with which adult dragonflies move, many can be identified and recorded in the field.
On this course you will be:
• introduced to dragonfly ecology
• shown how observe these fast-flying insects in the field
• practice identification techniques and know where to get ID support
• introduced to submitting dragonfly records and the British Dragonfly Society
There will be classroom sessions and practice at identifying dragonflies in the field. We will look for live dragonflies around the ponds on site and bring them back into the classroom for a closer look, before releasing them again.
Image: Broad-bodied Chaser by Iain Leach