image for Talk item typeDragonfly Week 2018 at WWT London Wetland Centre

Talk, Sat 21 - Sun 29 Jul 2018


WWT London Wetland Centre

020 8409 4400


Queen Elizabeth Walk,
SW13 9WT

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The British Dragonfly Society will be joining us at the London Wetland Centre for the whole of Dragonfly Week 2018 celebrating these fascinating insects. BDS members will offer visitors great ID tips, lead walks and be on hand to answer your dragonfly questions.

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 21 - Sun 29 Jul 2018


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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


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