Dragonfly Field Recorder Day

Join Linda Pryke to record the dragonflies and damselflies of Tolworth Court Farm. No experience is required, just a passion for insects.

Join like-minded people with an interest in recording wildlife observations for a day identifying and recording dragonflies and damselflies in an informal environment. Naturalists of all levels (from beginner to expert) will be able to share their experiences with peers and help one another improve their knowledge and build confidence in biological recording, all under the guidance of dragonfly specialist Linda Pryke.

This event is aimed at adults only. It’s free to attend and invertebrate recorders of all abilities are welcome, but booking is essential.

Please note that this event will involve individuals collecting, preserving and killing invertebrate specimens for identification purposes.

What will the day involve?

  • Practical experience using a variety of methods to observe and record dragonflies and damselflies.
  • Practical experience in undertaking survey methods for Odonata developed by the British Dragonfly Society.
  • A chance to meet fellow like-minded people from a range of different disciplines.

Recording London’s Wildlife

All records collected will be added to the LNHS iRecord activity in order to share our findings with the site managers, Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL), London Natural History Society (LNHS) and relevant national recording schemes and societies.

Tolworth Court Farm Nature Reserve

At over 50 ha, the large size and location of this urban nature reserve along the chalk stream of the Hogsmill River in Kingston mean it is an important place for nature. A haven for Brown Hairstreak and other butterfly species, the Wild Tolworth project aims to improve the quality of the site for wildlife. Following a range of invertebrate-focused events with the FSC BioLinks project, we’re revisiting the site to record the wildlife and update the species list for the site.

This event is delivered by the Biological Recording Company in partnership with Citizen Zoo and Kingston Council as part of the Wild Tolworth project (supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund).

Dragonfly Specialist: Linda Pryke

Linda Pryke is a member of the British Dragonfly Society and took on the role of Vice County Recorder for Surrey and Middlesex in 2020. In addition to giving a chunk of her heart to all things Dragonfly, verifying dragonfly records on iRecord and iNaturalist, she has an MSc. in Biodiversity Survey and a keen interest in Diptera (True flies) and insects in general.

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Book your spot via the website linked below.

Dragonfly Field Recorder Day

Tolworth Court Farm
United Kingdom




Keiron Derek Brown
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