Workshop: An introduction to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ireland

Unfortunately due to the Covid19 outbreak this workshop has now been CANCELLED

Date: Saturday, 27 June 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Workshop Leader: Michael Bell

Venue: Canon Donohoe Hall, Main Street, Mohill, Co. Leitrim (Eircode: N41 Y2F5)

Audience: Beginner to intermediate recorders

Fee: €30 standard; €20 student

Join the National Biodiversity Data Centre and Leitrim Co. Co. Heritage Department for An introduction to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ireland. During this workshop we will look at the features used to identify Ireland’s Dragonfly and Damselfly species, where to find them, and helpful suggestions on identification resources. The morning will consist of a short introduction to the Dragonfly Ireland 2019 – 2024 project, followed by an illustrated talk with particular emphasis on key identification features. In the afternoon we will explore nearby Lough Errill to practice our field skills and hopefully find some elusive Irish Damselflies! This workshop is suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh their identification skills.

Lunch: Tea/Coffee provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Clothing: Sturdy walking boots or wellingtons. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring a hat and sunglasses.