image for Outdoor Event item typeDragonfly Week at WWT London Wetland Centre

Outdoor Event, Sat 15 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Contact

WWT London Wetland Centre

020 8409 4400

Address

Queen Elizabeth Walk,
Barnes,
London,
SW13 9WT

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Details

The British Dragonfly Society will be joining us at the London Wetland Centre for the whole of Dragonfly Week 2017 celebrating these fascinating insects.

BDS members will offer visitors great ID tips, lead walks and answer dragonfly questions. They will also be introducing the society’s brand-new Dragonfly Challenge – a spotting activity for all!

Dragonflies and their smaller cousins damselflies belong to the ancient, toothed-jaw insect order Odonata which flew with dinosaurs. Healthy aquatic habitats are vital for dragonfly and damselfly life cycles and the carefully maintained ponds at London Wetland Centre are an ideal home for both.

So, why not visit the tranquil WWT ponds in Barnes and have your very own close encounter with these summer spirits?

With sunshine and patience, you may spot some of the Centre’s 22 species hunting, patrolling or mating. You could meet stately emperors and inquisitive hawkers then stalk basking skimmers or flitting chasers. You might gaze on delicate Red-eyed damselflies and even spy the lovely Banded Demoiselle.

Education/study areaGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 15 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Prices

Included in admission

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 226768  Lat: 51.47687 Long: -0.23601

The London Wetland Centre is easily accessible by car, situated less than one mile from the South Circular (A205) at Roehampton and the A4 at Hammersmith.
Buses - from Hammersmith tube - 283, 33, 72, 209; Duck Bus
Main line - Barnes (take 33, 72) or Barnes Bridge (take 209).

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups