An introduction to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ireland

Saturday, 12 September 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM [GST]

Community Centre, Our Lady's Island, Co. Wexford, Y35 WKC9, Ireland

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Saturday, 12 September 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM [GST]

Workshop Leader: Brian Nelson

Venue: Community Centre, Our Lady's Island, Co. Wexford. (Eircode: Y35 WKC9)

Date: Saturday, 12th September

Time: 10:00 – 16:00 (field work included)

Audience: Beginner to intermediate recorders

Fee: €30 standard; €20 student

Join the National Biodiversity Data Centre and Wexford Co. Co. Biodiversity Section 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 Our Lady’s Island Lake to practice our field skills and hopefully spot some of the migrant species to be found on our south coast at this time of year. 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.

Health & Safety: Please be mindful that this workshop includes an element of teaching outdoors. Warm waterproof clothing and good walking footwear are essential. As a rule of thumb, it is generally expected that any participants who sign up for a workshop that involves spending time in the outdoors will own and bring the appropriate outdoor clothing. A risk assessment for this event has been completed and participants are asked ot listen carefully to the safety briefings that are delivered on the day.

National Biodiversity Data Centre

The National Biodiversity Data Centre is a national organisation for the collection, collation, management, analysis and dissemination of data on Ireland’s biological diversity. Biodiversity data are a key requirement for understanding our natural surroundings, for tracking change in our environment and for gaining a greater insight on how we benefit from, and impact upon, the ecosystem goods and services provided by biological diversity; a national asset which contributes at least €2.6 billion to the Irish economy each year. The Data Centre was established by the Heritage Council in 2007 and is funded by the Heritage Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The Centre is operated under a service level agreement by Compass Informatics Limited, an information and location technologies company focused on applications in natural resources and planning. National Biodiversity Data Centre Beechfield House WIT West Campus Carriganore Co. Waterford

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