2014 Field Trip Dates

Here are the 2014 dragonfly field trips:

In the event of adverse weather please call the leader on the day

Chithurst Exploration

Date:                            Saturday 12th July. 10.30 am - 2.30pm.

Meeting place:        The Monastery main site car park SU841233

Walk leader:            Ben Rainbow and Penny Green (07960 388096)

Likely species:         Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Brilliant Emerald (and might just get Downy Emerald too!), Emperor, Red-eyed Damselfly, Banded & Beautiful Demoiselle.

Other information: We will be exploring Hammer Wood which consists of 144 acres of woodland and heath that surround a 5 acre pond and stream. Whilst there we must respect the need for quietness and try not to cause any disturbance. For more details of location etc. please look on the monastery website: http://www.cittaviveka.org/index.php/about/visiting/9-about/visiting/18-how-to-get-here


Etchingham Adventure

Date:                            Sunday 20th July. 10.30 am - 2.30 pm.

Meeting place:        Etchingham train station (car park is £4 for the day), Station Road, TN19 7PA or grid reference: TQ714263

Walk leader:           Ben Rainbow and Penny Green (07960 388096)

Likely species:        White-legged Damselfly, Variable Damselfly, Beautiful & Banded Demoiselle, Migrant Hawker, Broad-bodied Chaser.

Other information: We will set off from the station car park and follow a footpath to get to the River Rother floodplains, where we can have a meander!



Ashdown Forest & Moorlands Adventure

(this event will go ahead whatever the weather)

Date:                          Saturday August 2nd - you need to book: pennygreen@sussexwt.org.uk or 01273 497521

Venue:                      Old Lodge / Moorlands

Time:                         Meet at 10:30am

Meeting point:      In Old Lodge SWT Reserve Car Park (TQ469306)

Leader:                     John Luck

Other information: Looking for acid habitat specialists including Small Red Damselfly, Keeled Skimmer, Golden-ringed Dragonfly and possibly Black Darter. Then on to Moorlands for Brilliant Emeralds by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Love. Please let Penny know if you would like to come:

pennygreen@sussexwt.org.uk  or 01273 497521.


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