Identifying Butterflies, Day-flying Moths, Dragonflies and Damselflies
This bumper two-day course will teach you the key features and skills for identifying these spectacular native insects. Butterflies and moths are important pollinators of native, agricultural and garden plants. Dragonflies and damselflies are key wetland species, from garden ponds to rivers, lakes and marshes.
The course is suitable for amateurs, students and professionals – both beginners and those with some experience.
Saturday will focus on identifying butterflies and day-flying moths and their terrestrial habitats. On Sunday we will concentrate on dragonflies and damselflies of wetlands. Most field work will take place at Denmark Farm but if time allows we will also visit Cors Caron at Tregaron on the Sunday.
While we will focus on identification skills, a combination of indoor and outdoor sessions will also cover:
- Life cycles
- Current and future status and threats
- Habitat requirements
- Conservation and habitat management
- Wildlife gardening
- Identification and other learning resources
Tutor: Dr Deborah Sazer of Wild Gower / Gŵyr Gwyllt has been studying, surveying and monitoring butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies for over 20 years. She was the Mynydd Mawr Marsh Fritillary Project Officer for Butterfly Conservation Wales from 2004 to 2010. She is an experienced tutor, teaching a range of courses for South & West Wales Wildlife Trust, Gower Landscape Partnership, West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre, South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre and National Botanic Garden of Wales.
Fees: £100 per person (£75 students/low-waged)
Fee includes two days teaching, all teaching materials and hot drinks during breaks.
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