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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Downy Emeralds and friends at Yardley Chase

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.

Additional Info: 

There are no toilet facilities.

Cost details

Free but booking required

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.

Did you know?


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.