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Identifying Dragonflies and Damselflies

  • NON-RESIDENT: £185

This short course introduces the identification, life histories, behaviour and conservation of dragonflies and damselflies. Field excursions are complemented by indoor activities using a comprehensive collection of photographs and specimens of these beautiful and fascinating insects. Designed for amateur naturalists, university students and countryside professionals it is also suitable for anyone involved in biological recording schemes at a local or county level. Bursaries are available for this course. Please contact FSC Flatford Mill for details.

Steve Cham is a national co-ordinator of the UK Dragonfly Recording Network and a regular leader of this course at Flatford Mill. 


This course is part of the Biological Recording programmes run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). There is assessment of learning on the course through, for example, identification tests, producing survey reports or field journals, working through keys and other various pieces of work.

Credits from these assessments contribute towards the University Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification and the MSc Biological Recording. To gain University Credits you must register in advance.

To do this, please contact the Division of Biology and Conservation Ecology, Manchester Metropolitan University (Shrewsbury Office),The Gateway, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1NB Telephone: 01743 355137 E-mail: [email protected] For more information about the course please visit the MMU website: http://www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/ The course is also suitable for non-credit students.

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.

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