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Introduction to Dragonflies & Damselflies Free

Sunday 1410.30amJuly


Dinosaur Isle

Culver Parade
PO36 8QA

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Introduction to Dragonflies & Damselflies Free


Dragon flies jim baldwin

Join local expert Jim Baldwin for an opportunity to learn the basics on how to recognise some of the more common Dragonfly and Damselfly species of the Isle of Wight. This informal workshop is aimed at complete beginners with an interest in insects and species recording (no previous knowledge necessary)

The session will run from 10:30am - 1pm and be based both indoors in the Education Room at Dinosaur Isle at Sandown, and also outdoors as we shall be Dragonfly hunting around the old Boating Lake and in the newly created ponds of the Willow Walk behind the Golf Course.

The paths will be uneven and may be muddy in places, therefore stout footwear and waterproof clothing is advised. You may wish to bring a notebook / camera. Refreshments will be provided.

This is a free event, however places are limited and booking is essential.

Participants must be either over 18, or over 16 and accompanied by a participating parent or guardian.

To book, please email [email protected] and provide your name / contact email / telephone number.

This event is led by iWatchWildlife - an IW Natural History & Archaeological Society Project which is funded by Down to the Coast.

Bottom left pic: Emperor Dragonfly with Marbled White by Andy Butler