National Insect Week returns in 2020
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 10:30 to 15:00
Visit to watch the Downy Emerald at its only site in Northamptonshire, a private woodland estate.
We should also see good numbers of the usual spring species including Hairy Dragonfly.
We may even see some early Southern Hawkers.
Meet at 10:30 at Yardley Chase. Full joining instructions will be provided about 1 week prior.
Contact Mark Tyrrell to book your place. This field trip is restricted to 12 participants and spaces are available on a first come first served basis.
Walking boots, packed lunch, water.
There are no toilet facilities.
To attend this event please register in advance.
Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.