Course: Introduction to Dragonflies and Damselflies

Field Studies Council

Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
20th - 21st July 2024

Cost: £170 - students can get 20% off using the code 'BioStudent20' at checkout

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology


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 provides an introduction to the identification of dragonflies and damselflies via classroom workshop sessions, an excursion to a number of Shropshire dragonfly sites, and walks around water bodies at the field centre.

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.

Accommodation and meals are not included.

This course is eligible for a student discount. If you are a current student, please use discount code BioStudent20 at checkout for 20% off.


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