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.
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.
Various event leaders
Open meeting of the Hants, Surrey, Berks Dragonfly Group
On the day: David Hepper 07768 452365
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
Lunch (or buy at Forest Lodge,) binoculars, wellies or walking boots.
A site for Downy Emerald and with hopes of early Small Red Damselfly and many other species
A guided tour of Cors Fochno NNR
Mike Bailey 01970872900 email@example.com
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.
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.
A guided tour of the NNR which has a very good dragonfly fauna with the chance of seeing Brachytron pratense and Ceriagrion tenellum
Dragonfly Day to launch National Dragonfly Week
Rodley Reserve www.rodleynaturereserve.org or email Gary Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
Rodley Nature Reserve, Leeds, LS13 1HP
Main activities 10am to 4pm. Plenty of time to enjoy everything on offer.
Dragonflies on the Long Pits, Dungeness, Kent
Owen Leyshon, Romney Marsh Countryside Partnership (01797 367934) or email@example.com or website www.rmcp.co.uk
2 pm at the Old Lighthouse car park, Dungeness Road, Dungeness Point (TR 088 167)
Walking on some sections of shingle Grade 3
Adult identification workshop
Peter Reeve (01926 632400) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact number on the day only: 0790064079
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
Bring strong footwear, lunch or eat at the Nature Centre café.
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.
River & Lakes at Sharnbrook, Beds
David & Karen Anderson VCR30 – Bedfordshire. Tel No 01582 712604. Mobile on day 07530 673961 Email Dragonflies@BNHS.org.uk
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
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
Norfolk Wildlife Trust Upton Fen, Norfolk
Dr Pam Taylor (01692 670311) Email: email@example.com
10.00am at Upton Fen car park, TG379136. Postcode NR13 6EQ (Low Road)
Booking essential, preferably by email. Numbers strictly limited. Wellies or boots, insect repellent. Packed lunch if staying on site (unguided) for the afternoon.
The Dragonfly Project www.dragonflyproject.org.uk or ring 01733 204286, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Wicken Fen, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP
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.
Banded Demoiselles at Cuerden Valley Park
David Beattie (by email)
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