Each year of the project we are holding a series of invertebrate workshops on identification, recording, curation of reference collections and field craft to help boost the skills of beginners and experienced entomologists alike. We are also organising invertebrate recording days across the region to bring together the invertebrate recording community and facilitate improvements to baseline data coverage at selected important sites. Results will be published on this website. Other events include drop-in sessions to facilitate networking and mentoring.
An Introduction to the Identification of Dragonflies and Damselflies
22nd June | 10:30 am - 23rd June | 3:30 pm£15
World Museum’s Tony Parker is our tutor of this 2-day workshop at Rixton Claypits Nature Reserve where we will cover the identification of dragonflies and damselflies as adults and larvae, as well as from the skins (exuviae) left behind after the emergence of the adult.
The workshop will involve some light walking as we look at different ponds on the site.
Refreshments will be provided but please bring a packed lunch and appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear, including sun protection.
Please use the free carpark at SJ68779024 and meet us in the visitor centre at SJ68629015
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but participants should bring a packed lunch. There is also usually a small mobile food van nearby.
Access: the are good (grassy) footpaths paths suitable for wheelchairs around much of the reserve
The cost of this course is heavily subsidised by the Tanyptera Trust. We are not seeking to recover the full running costs.