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BDS Spring Meeting 2024

Date:
Saturday, 16 March 2024
Cost:
Free
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Location:
Online

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This will be an online event held over Zoom open to members and non-members. It will be free but donations are welcome.

Programme

09:30 Welcome
09:45 The Red River Valley: Industrial Artery to Dragonfly Oasis
10:15 Worcestershire Wildlife Sightings
10:45 Break
11:00 The Monmouthshire 2030 Dragonfly Atlas Project
11:30 Q&A morning speakers
12:00 Break
12:15 Andrea Hudspeth looks back on her time as a BDS Scotland Officer
12:45 Lunch
13:45 How amateur projects can contribute to our knowledge of British Dragonflies
14:15 The Dragonfly ID Training Pathway: What We Learned From The BioLinks Project
14:45 Break
15:30 Q&A afternoon speakers
16:00 End

 

Speakers

 

How amateur projects can contribute to our knowledge of British Dragonflies

Steve Cham, Odonatologist and author

How volunteer-led projects furthered our understanding of the Downy Emerald and Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly.

 

The Dragonfly ID Training Pathway: What We Learned From The BioLinks Project

Keiron Brown, Biological Recording Company

 

The Monmouthshire 2030 Dragonfly Atlas Project

Steve Preddy, Monmouthshire County Dragonfly Recorder

A ten-year county dragonfly atlas project is underway in Monmouthshire; this presentation will talk about progress to date over the first four years and the task ahead for the remaining six.

 

The Red River Valley: Industrial Artery to Dragonfly Oasis

Steve Jones, Cornwall County Dragonfly Recorder

An introduction to the work of the Red River Rescuers, the dragonfly habitats they manage along the Red River Valley LNR and the dragonflies that have thrived in the heart of the historic Cornish Tin Mining capital.

 

Worcestershire Wildlife Sightings

Wendy Carter, Communications Lead at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Launched in lockdown, an initiative between Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Worcestershire Recorders and Worcestershire Biological Records is introducing wildlife recording to new people, engaging them in wildlife and reaping rewards for wildlife recording in the county.

 

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