Orange-winged DropwingOutdoor Photographer of the Year 2014 Shortlist

At the beginning of January (2015) I was absolutely delighted to have 4 photographs shortlisted as a possible category winners by Outdoor Photography in the Small World (macro) section of their Outdoor Photographer of the Year awards. This year's competition had over 10000 entries, and the winners are all exceptional images that truly standout and it is a real privellege to have had so many images involved in the mix for the final selection.

 

Female Emperor laying eggs

During 2014, in association with ERCCIS & Duchy College Steve Jones will be leading a one day course on dragonfly identification & recording for beginners along with some simple dragonfly exuviae recognition. The course will take place over two top dragonfly sites along the Red River Valley near Camborne, each one recently the subject of extensive management work by the Red River Rescuers. The sessions at Great Wheal Seton & Bell Lake Marsh are always relaxed & friendly affairs.

 

Great Wheal Seton & Bell Lake Marsh, Red River Valley Local Nature Reserve

Sunday 20th July 2014
Leader: Steve Jones
Start Time: 10.30am (approx finish 3.30pm)
Meeting Point: Tolvaddon, Camborne, grid reference SW657418

A day of Practical Conservation Work at Bell Lake Marsh, part of the Red River Local Nature Reserve near Camborne

 
Saturday 13th October
Leaders: Steve Jones & Jo Poland
Assemble at the meeting point at SW629422 at 11.00am
 
Please bring gardening gloves, lunch & wellington boots which are essential as this is a wetland site. If the weather forecast suggest showers don't forget your raincoat!ay of Practical Conservation Work at Bell Lake Marsh, part of the Red River Local Nature Reserve near Camborne

Saturday 23rd February

Leaders: Steve Jones & Jo Poland

Assemble at the meeting point, (SW629422), at 11.00am

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Male Brimstone ButterflyEarly Brimstone at Breney Common

On the 11th February 2012 I reached the grand old age of 50 and to mark the event I decided to get as many people as possible to attend a scrub bash at Breney Common, one of the most important wildlife reserves in Cornwall.

For the uninitiated scrub bashing is an activity where volunteers of all ages & backgrounds meet up at a wildlife site and take out all their pent up stress, anxiety & anger in an orgy of destruction directed at Gorse & Willows.

Male Lesser Emperor in flightCornwall Dragonfly Group

The Dragonflies of Cornwall & Andalucia by Steve Jones

Thursday 23rd February 7.30pm. Note: This is the corrected date.


An illustrated talk on dragonflies, their lifecycle, behaviour, & habitats by the county recorder & local wildlife photographer Steve Jones