A day of Dragonflies and Damselflies with IFLI and the British Dragonfly Society.
Would you like to find out how to identify common species of Dragonfly and Damselfly found in Scotland? If so, this workshop is for you! No prior experience or skill is necessary as the morning will be spent indoors learning the basics with Daniele Muir, Scotland Officer with the British Dragonfly Society. You will then accompany Daniele to Devilla Forest and have the chance to put your skills into practise.
Once you have completed this workshop, we would love you to keep a look out for wildlife near where you are and help IFLI to build a better picture of the species found around the Inner Forth. We are interested in all wildlife records from butterflies to flowers, deer to moss. You can enter these onto the Forth Nature Counts form on iRecord and check back to see what others have found.
When & Where?
10am to 4pm. The morning session is indoors at the Hepburn Room, Kincardine Community Centre, Anderson Lane, Kincardine, FK10 4SF. Details of the venue can be found on the Fife Council website. There is plenty of free parking. The afternoon session will be at Devilla Forest. This Forestry Commission Scotland site has four lochs where dragonflies and damselflies are a speciality.
Please note you will need your own transport to travel between the two venues, if you would like to offer to liftshare or require transport, please state this when booking.
Please bring a packed lunch and a drink. Tea and coffee will be available during the morning,
To get the most out of the workshop we suggest you bring a pen and notebook, plus any id guides that you have. Essential equipment will be provided on the day.
Please ensure that you wear sturdy shoes or boots for the PM session which is wholly out of doors whatever the weather. Please bring/wear suitable clothes for the changeable Scottish weather such as waterproof coat, sun hat, insect repellant and sun cream.
Common Darter. Credit P.Barclay/IFLI