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.



Friday 14th June 2014 Great Wheal Seton, Red River Valley, CamborneMale Emperor Dragonfly

Dragonfly Identification and Recording
A beginner to intermediate level workshop lead by Steve Jones, County Dragonfly Recorder 1987 to 2012
Fee £35.

This field trip will be a practical guide to the identification and sexing of adult dragonflies and damselflies including the nationally scarce species Ischnura pumilio and Ceriagrion tenellum. It will also give an overview of the lifecycle of various species of Odonata and basic recording techniques to provide information of real value including collecting and identifying exuviae (cast skins). The Red River Valley sites are also good examples of how to manage dragonfly sites to encourage some of our nationally scarce species

To book a place on this event or for more information contact Sue Scott, Wildlife Information Service, on (01872) 240777 ext 240.

For more information regarding courses organised by ERCCIS/Duchy College visit the ERCCIS website at:   http://www.erccis.org.uk/events/event_by_event
2009 ERCCIS workshop at Great Wheal Seton - Photograph by Dave Thomas