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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Dragon & Damselfly Identification Talk & Walk at Low Barns

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:45 to 13:00

If you have seen a tiny green, red or blue blur whiz by you – it was probably a dragon or damselfly.  Like so many species in the UK, they are declining and need our help.  Now that the sun has finally started to shine, these wonderful creatures will be emerging, so it time to start to start looking out for them and if possible, to record any sightings.

At this talk and walk event, DWT Trustee Michael Coates will take you through:

  • The difference between dragonflies and damselflies
  • The basics of how to identify them
  • What you are likely to spot in the North East
  • Best free apps and guide books (you will be given a basic ID sheet)
  • How to spot exuvia
  • How to get the best photographs
  • Their mating techniques (coupling) how to spot and record
  • And for those of you who would like to participate in this year’s survey – How to record sightings online

Weather permitting, you will then be taken to a nearby pond to hopefully spot a good selection of dragon and damselflies. So, whether you just want to learn more about these colourful and inquisitive creatures or you would like to help gather scientific data for the Trust, this event is ideal.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Free but booking required

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.

Did you know?

Parasitoids & parasites

A parasitoid lives within a host and ultimately kills or sterilises it, a parasite simply lives off its host's resources.

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