This beginner course presents a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of dragonflies and damselflies, the Odonata! You will be introduced to their fascinating life cycles and ecology before observing the different life stages in action out in the field.
The day will be rounded off by exploring how you can take your interest further and actively contribute to the conservation of this group of insects.
This course will cover:
Understanding where dragonflies and damselflies are placed in the animal kingdom
Introduction to dragonflies and damselflies and understanding the differences between them
A detailed description of the life cycle of dragon and damselflies
How to go about finding and observing dragonflies and damselflies
Weather permitting, close-up observation of individuals in the field
An overview of the species diversity of dragonflies and damselflies in the UK
An explanation of how to take your interest further and actively contribute to the conservation of dragonflies and damselflies
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.