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 20 October 2018
    Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    Event:

    Shropshire Environmental Data Network Recorders' Day

     

    The annual conference for the Shropshire Environmental Data Network (SEDN – the equivalent of the Local Environmental Records Centre for Shropshire).

    All welcome, whether you’re an established or new recorder from Shropshire.

    The programme, and further information, is avaliable via the NBN website.

    Contact:

    Charlie Bell 

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Start: 9:30

    Finish: 16:00

    Requirements:

    The event is free but you must book to reserve your place by contacting Charlie Bell.

    Additional Info:
  • 11th October 2018
    Elstead, Surrey

    Event:

    Thursley Volunteers

     

    The Thursley volunteer group meets every week on Thursday and once a month on Sunday. Over the winter work is focused on habitat management, while over the summer volunteers carry out site maintenance and wildlife surveys. Anyone is welcome to join; volunteering is a great way to find out more about the wildlife of Thursley NNR, develope new skills and make new friends.

    Contact James Giles, Reserve Manager for Natural England, to join in.

    Contact:

    James Giles, Reserve Manager

    Contact Email:
    Meet:
    Requirements:
    Additional Info:
  • Sunday 7th October 2018
    Craven Arms, Shropshire

    Event:

    Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

    Habitat Helpers volunteer group

     

    Help us create an oasis of habitats for everyone to enjoy in the Onny Meadows and land surrounding the centre.

    This monthly work party carries out light conservation work across the meadows. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. We are a group of friendly, like-minded people who just want to give our Discovery Centre and Meadows some well earned TLC!

    This is a fantastic oppotunity to:

    - socialise and make new friends

    - spend time outdoors with nature, learning about the Onny Meadows and its wildlife

    - develope new practical conservation skills

     

    Contact:

    Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Tel: 01588 676060

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Start: 10:00 

    Finish time varies (volunteers are free to come and go as they wish).

    Requirements:

    Wear suitable outdoor clothing.

    Contact the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre so they can provide further information.

    Additional Info:
  • Saturday 6 October
    Norwich, Norfolk

    Event:

    Wild about Norfolk

    ! EVENT CANCELLED !

     

    Come and visit us on the BDS stand at this Wildlife Conservation Fair. Lots of activities for old and young alike including information stands, talks, walks, environmental games and craft activities.

    Admission free.

    More info to come.

    Contact:

    Easton and Otley College

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Easton & Otley College, Bawburgh Road, Easton, Norwich NR9 5DX

    Start 10:00. Finish 16:00.

    Requirements:
    Additional Info:
  • Saturday 22nd September 2018, 10:00am
    Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Essex

    Event:

    Photography Workshop: Pond Creatures

    10:00am - 13:30pm Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Essex.