Previous Events

This is the diary of previous special events, courses, field trips and holidays.

The background colour of the date is used to show different types of meeting. Green is used for BDS and BDS Local Group organised field meetings and events, Blue where the BDS will have a stand or speaker(s), but is not responsible for the event itself (please follow any given links for further details) and Yellow for other dragonfly events. These last are listed for information only, using information as it was provided to us. The BDS is not directly involved in these events and therefore all details are solely under the control of the individual event organisers. We suggest you contact these organisers direct or follow the given links to confirm details.

  • Saturday 9th June 2012
    Shortheath Pond, nr Oakhanger, Hants
    Event:

    Open meeting of the Hants, Surrey, Berks Dragonfly Group

    Contact:

    On the day: David Hepper 07768 452365

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    10:30 am at the pond car park, SU 7749 3691 p.m. at Lodge Pond, Alice Holt Forest (opposite the Garden Centre) SU 812 429

    Requirements:

    Lunch (or buy at Forest Lodge,) binoculars, wellies or walking boots.

    Additional Info:

    A site for Downy Emerald and with hopes of early Small Red Damselfly and many other species

  • Saturday 9th June 2012
    Cors Fochno (Borth bog), Dyfi NNR
    Event:

    A guided tour of Cors Fochno NNR

    Contact:

    Mike Bailey 01970872900 m.bailey@ccw.gov.uk

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    11:00 at SN624929 on the south side of the B4353, 2km east of Ynyslas village. Parking is in a roadside field 200m east of Greenacres garden centre but otherwise unmarked.

    Requirements:

    Please book places in advance of arrival with Mike. Walk to last about 2 hrs, so a packed lunch would be optional and wellies/ stout boots essential.

    Additional Info:

    A guided tour of the NNR which has a very good dragonfly fauna with the chance of seeing Brachytron pratense and Ceriagrion tenellum

  • Saturday 9th June 2012
    Rodley Nature Reserve, Yorkshire
    Event:

    Dragonfly Day to launch National Dragonfly Week

    Contact:
    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Rodley Nature Reserve, Leeds, LS13 1HP

    Requirements:
    Additional Info:

    Main activities 10am to 4pm. Plenty of time to enjoy everything on offer.

  • 9th - 17th June 2012
    United Kingdom
    Event:

    National Dragonfly Week

    An annual week of dragonfly events all across the UK.  Many of the events will be dragonfly walks where you will be able to see dragonflies in their wetland habitats and learn about their lifecycle and ecology. 

    Contact:

    Various event leaders

    Contact Email:
    Meet:
    Requirements:
    Additional Info:
  • Sunday 10th June 2012
    Long Pits, Dungeness, Kent
    Event:

    Dragonflies on the Long Pits, Dungeness, Kent

    Contact:

    Owen Leyshon, Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership (01797 367934) or mail@rmcp.co.uk or website www.rmcp.co.uk

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    2 pm at the Old Lighthouse car park, Dungeness Road, Dungeness Point (TR 088 167)

    Requirements:
    Additional Info:

    Walking on some sections of shingle Grade 3

  • Sunday 10th June 2012
    Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Warwickshire
    Event:

    Adult identification workshop

    Contact:

    Peter Reeve (01926 632400) email:  peter@reeve60.org.uk. Contact number on the day only:  0790064079

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    10.15 for 10.30am for the start in the Barn at the Nature Centre. (SP 386761). For map see: http://warwickshire-dragonflies.org.uk/wdg/meetings.php

    Requirements:

    Bring strong footwear, lunch or eat at the Nature Centre café.

    Additional Info:

    Indoor and outdoor sessions to be held at the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Nature Centre. There is a charge of £15.00 per person payable to Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to cover costs and to contrib-ute to equipment for recording. Refreshments but not lunch included.

  • Wednesday 13th June 2012
    Sharnbrook, Beds
    Event:

    River & Lakes at Sharnbrook, Beds

    Contact:

    David & Karen Anderson VCR30 – Bedfordshire. Tel No 01582 712604. Mobile on day 07530 673961  Email Dragonflies@BNHS.org.uk

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    10.30am in the Car Park of the Sharnbrook Theatre, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, Grid Ref TL011591. Turn off the A6 at the Sharnbrook roundabout, turn west into Mill Road and shortly
    after left into the Theatre Car Park

    Requirements:

    If weather is suitable we will continue in the afternoon along other stretches of the River Ouse so bring lunch with you. Visitors and non experts welcome

    Additional Info:
  • Saturday 16th June 2012
    Dragonfly Centre, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire
    Event:

    Dragonfly Safari

    Contact:

    The Dragonfly Project www.dragonflyproject.org.uk or ring 01733 204286, or e-mail courses@dragonflyproject.org.uk

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Wicken Fen, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP

    Requirements:

    Booking is not required, but please give us a call if you have a group of more than 10 people..
    Our Dragonfly Safaris are all about finding out more about dragonflies.
    How to find them How to identify them Where do they live? What do they eat? What eats them? Where do they lay their eggs? How long do they live? What is a larva? What does a larva eat?
    A Safari lasts about two hours, during which we'll take you to some of the best spots around Wicken Fen to see dragonflies. We'll show you what dragonflies are there and help you to identify them. For the last half-hour, in the Wren Building, we'll give a demonstration of their underwater life with live dragonfly larvae shown through a microscope and TV screen.

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  • Saturday 16th June 2012
    Cuerden Valley Park, Lancashire
    Event:

    Banded Demoiselles at Cuerden Valley Park

    Contact:

    David Beattie (by email)

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    1300 at " The Barn visitor centre" HQ for both Cuerden Valley Park Trust and Lancashire Wildlife Trust see map  http://www.cuerdenvalleypark.org.uk/parkmap.htm

    Requirements:
    Additional Info:
  • Saturday 16th June 2012
    Upton Fen, Norfolk
    Event:

    Norfolk Wildlife Trust Upton Fen, Norfolk

    Contact:

    Dr Pam Taylor (01692 670311)  Email:  pamtaylor@british-dragonflies.org.uk 

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    10.00am at Upton Fen car park, TG379136. Postcode NR13 6EQ (Low Road)

    Requirements:

    Booking essential, preferably by email. Numbers strictly limited.  Wellies or boots, insect repellent. Packed lunch if staying on site (unguided) for the afternoon.

    Additional Info:

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