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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Identifying Dragonflies and Damselflies

  • RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £265
  • RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £225
  • NON-RESIDENT: £185

Thank you for your interest in our course. The accommodation at the centre is full, however we work closely with the local B&Bs to offer participants the chance to attend as a non-resident and stay within the local area. If you would like to attend as a non-resident provisionally book your place on the course and then confirm your accommodation. Please contact FSC Flatford Mill for a list of local B&Bs and hotels. The non-resident price includes evening meal and packed lunch.

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.

Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service (SBIS) and Suffolk Naturalists Society (SNS) have kindly offered a bursary to support individuals who wish to attend this course to help provide people with the skills and experience to identify and record Suffolk wildlife. Further info can be found HERE.

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

Accreditation

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.

Further Information

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Since the course starts within eight weeks, we would ask you to pay the full amount.

RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY) : £265


RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM) : £225


NON-RESIDENT : £185


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