Emperor dragonfly

© Stephen Duffy

Dragonflies - Ecology & ID

Location: Mercers Country Park, Aqua Sports
Nutfield Marsh Road
Merstham, Surrey, RH1 4EU
Discover the ecology and best ways to identify dragonflies & damselflies.

Event details


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About the event

 Understanding Wetland Package 
These courses can be booked separately or together. 
If all three courses are booked you will receive an FSC ’What’s in your Pond’ pack, RRP £8.95.

1. Dragonflies: Ecology & ID   
2. Wetland Plant ID  (17th July) 
3. Pond Ecology, Conservation & Improvement (24th July)

As a 3 part course you will first discover the beauty and value of damselflies and dragonflies living in our ponds. Next we explore the abundance of plants that keep these wetland ecosystems thriving. Finally, we bring all of this knowledge back to your pond where we will review the best ways of enhancing your own wetland area. 

 Dragonflies - Ecology & ID

Learn more about the dragons and damsels of Surrey. The numerous rivers, streams and water bodies found across the county are home to these beautiful predatory insects. This course is an opportunity for you to develop the skills to identify dragonflies & damselflies and appreciate how they have adapted to their environment.

You will learn to use wildlife keys to identify each unique species and to study their ecology. A portion of this course will be spent in the classroom, but the majority will take place outside spotting them in their natural habitat.

Tutor - Simon Elson





members £35, non-members £47

Suitable for


Know before you go

What to bring

Please ensure that you bring a packed lunch. A hat and sunblock is recommended.

Parking information

free parking is available.


Picnic area
Disabled toilet

Contact us

Adult Learning Team
Contact number: 01372379523