This beginner course on dragonflies and damselflies is aimed at all those with a desire to learn more about identifying these stunning insects. Open to all levels of ability, we aim to introduce you to a number of dragonflies and damselflies close-up so that you will be confident in your abilities to identify them and make species records.
This course will include:
An introduction to dragonflies and damselflies and understanding the differences between them.
Classroom workshops on the identification of both dragonflies and damselflies.
Hands-on practice (weather permitting) netting and identifying dragonflies in the field.
An explanation of how to take your interest further and actively contribute to the conservation of dragonflies and damselflies by making biological records.
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.