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Field Trips Find and photograph Dragonflies In their natural habitat

Since 2009 I've spent many days in the field seeking out new locations and habitats while establishing key sites for certain species. Since 2014 I've offered guided tours for individuals eager to learn more about this majestic insect, locate a particular species or experience the best locations.

Each tour lasts approx 4 hours and includes identification techniques, habitat preferences, behaviour patterns and tips on field craft allowing you to photograph them at their best.

I can offer a choice of suitable locations within the New Forest, East Dorset or North Hampshire from ponds, streams and lowland heath offering a broad spectrum of our native species from Spring to late Summer.

Prices start at £35 per person for weekdays with a £10 supplement for weekends. Additional parties are charged at £15 per person with a maximum of four. The tour usually lasts 4 hours and are available between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm.

Ponds, Lakes, Streams and Heaths

Participants should allow a level of flexibility regarding date to allow for the right weather conditions - dragonflies do not fly on wet or overcast days. A basic level of fitness is required to cope with the terrain which usually has uneven and\or wet & muddy ground. Wellington Boots are essential as there may be stream crossings and boggy conditions.

Capturing the moment

If you are interested in a personal tour please email with your preferred dates and a list of season-specific species you would like to encounter. For a first-hand account of what to expect please feel free to read Richard Peglar's excellent review by clicking on the button below.

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Paul Ritchie
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