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Dragonfly Week 2019 | Five-day Residency | Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve 13th-14th and 19th-21st July.

Sunday, 14 July 2019
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve Bournemouth Dorset BH6 4EN
Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 4EN United Kingdom
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A team of British Dragonfly Society (BDS) volunteers will be resident in the field for five days during Dragonfly Week 2019. Why not come along to the BDS stand near the Reserve’s bird sanctuary, say hello to the team and hear all about Hengistbury Head’s Dragonfly populations.


Hengistbury Head runs between Christchurch Harbour and the Channel. It has a variety of wildlife habitats – including ponds – that together form a rich mosaic of ecological interest and importance.

Free Bookable Pondside Activities

The residency will be punctuated by a series of free pondside activities. Places for these are limited and so booking is essential. Please telephone the Visitor Centre Reception Desk on 01202451618 to make your reservation.


Free 30-minute Mini Safaris to ‘a hidden pond’

Saturday          13th July           11:30am and 2:00pm

Sunday            14th July           2:00pm


Friday              19th July           11:30am and 2:00pm

Saturday          20th July           2:00pm

Sunday            21 July             11:30am and 2:00pm


Free Demonstration Pond Dipping (45 minutes)

Sunday            14th July           11:00am

Saturday         20th July           11:00am


A 30-minute Introduction to Dragonflies in our Gardens

(Visitor Centre Wildlife Garden. Wheelchair accessible)

Sunday 14th July                      12:30pm

Friday 19th July                        12:30pm


Please note: All activities are weather dependent.

Everyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

No dogs at the events, sorry.


Photos by: Kevin Edge.


Book via the Visitor Centre please: 01202451618