Events in Scotland

The second Scottish Dragonfly Conference took place in early April 2016 with over 60 attendees. Notes from the day can be seen here: http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/node/6414 

Next year's conference will take place on Saturday, 14th of April 2018, at the Soutar Theatre, AK Bell Library, 17 York Pl, Perth PH2 8EP. Put the date in your diary!

 

Dragonfly identification by Jonathan Willet

Skye group - Jonathan Willet

Events coming up:

 

15 August 2017, Crombie Country Park, near Monikie, Angus.

Crombie Hotspot's Dragons and Damsels

Discover the dragonflies and damselflies present in the park and find out how to tell the difference between them, hear fascinating folklore facts and spot both adults and larvae! 

Contact: Daniele Muir, Scotland Officer. Booking not necessary.

Contact Email: Contact person by email

Meet: At 2pm in the car park - parking charges apply. The walk will last 1.5 to 2 hours.

Requirements: Bring waterproofs, warm clothes & sturdy shoes/ boots.

Additional Info: Details of how to find Crombie are here: https://archive.angus.gov.uk/leisureaa/rangerservice/crombie.htm

For details of how to get there via public transport see: http://www.travelinescotland.com/

 

Saturday19th August, 2017 at Kincardine Community Centre & Devilla Forest, Fife

Dragonfly & Damselfly ID Workshop

Would you like to find out how to identify species of Dragonfly and Damselfly found in Central Scotland? If so, this workshop is for you! No prior experience or skill is necessary as the morning will be spent indoors learning the basics about ID and recording. We will then go to an outdoor location to have the chance to put your skills into practice.

Contact: Inner Forth Landscape Initiative http://www.innerforthlandscape.co.uk/

Contact Email: Contact person by email

Meet: At 10am at Kincardine Community Centre, Anderson Lane, Kincardine, FK10 4SF.

Getting There on Public Transport - The Glasgow to Leven X27 Stagecoach stops at the High St in Kincardine, two minutes’ walk from Kincardine Community Centre

Requirements: Please bring a packed lunch and a drink. To get the most out of the workshop we suggest you bring a pen and notebook, plus any ID guides that you have. Please ensure that you wear sturdy shoes or boots for the afternoon session which is wholly out of doors whatever the weather. Please bring/wear suitable clothes for the changeable weather such as waterproof coat, sun hat, insect repellent and sun cream.

Additional Info: Booking essential

 

 

Sunday, 27th August 2017 at Glen Affric, Highland, Glen Affric Peatland Restoration Project Volunteer Day

We will be working on sites which were previously used as forestry plantations, blocking the drainage ditches to retain the water and removing small trees which would dry out the wetland, thus restarting the natural peatland creation processes. 

Contact: Colin Hall, Scottish Group Area Co-ordinator

Contact Email: Contact person by email

Meet: At the Cannich Hall, Cannich, Strathglass, Inverness-shire, IV4 7LY at 9.30am.

Requirements: Please wear old, warm clothes and bring waterproofs and wellies or sturdy boots as it will be a muddy task (but great fun of course!). Bring your lunch, some water and a hot drink.

Additional Info: Directions to the village hall can be found here http://cannich-hall.co.uk/contact-us/ The day will last from 9.30am to approx 3pm.

 

Fri 1st to Sun 3rd of September 2017 at Camperdown Park, Dundee, Tayside

Dundee Flower & Food Festival

Join us in the Woodlands 4 Yew tent at this fantastic festival. Get help with your dragonfly ID and recording and find out all about the local Dragonfly Hotspots.

Contact: Event organisers at Dundee City Council

Contact Email: Contact person by email

Meet: Next to the Tayside Biodiversity Partnership in the Woodlands 4 Yew tent at the east end of the site.

Requirements: 

Food can be purchased at the festival. Toilets are on site.

Additional Info: More info at: http://www.dundeeflowerandfoodfestival.com/