This course on dragonflies and damselflies introduces the identification, life history, behaviour and conservation of these beautiful and fascinating insects, covering all of the British breeding species and vagrants too.
The course introduces identification techniques, key features for discrimination and gives an understanding of the importance of these species for conservation, ecology and recording. Adults and nymphs may be netted for examination then released unharmed.
Your course takes place on a 12-hectare estate, surrounded by a rich range of habitats, including the River Severn and semi-ancient woodland, set in the heart of Shropshire with views disappearing into Wales.
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.