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Scotland Conference (online event)

Saturday, 22 April 2023
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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We have now changed this event to a purely online event due to the low number of bookings for the venue.

To book to attend the conference online, please sign up here

Please be advised that timings and talks may very on the day



09:30 Log in for a 10am start
10:00 Introductions and house keeping Andrea Hudspeth, Scotland Projects Officer & Jonathan Willett, Chair of the Scottish Group
  Session 1 
10:10 A Nature Champion in the Scottish Government Evelyn Tweed MSP, Azure Hawker Species Champion
10:20 Introduction to our new BDS Chair of Trustees and BDS update, Tim Coleshaw
10:30 Azure Hawker Conservation Work Daniele Muir, BDS Scotland Conservation Officer
10:40 Volunteer Project Andrea Hudspeth, BDS Scotland Projects Officer
10:50 Q&A for BDS representations
11:00-11.15 Coffee break
11.15 Session 2 
11:20 A Scandinavian Odyssey: Chasing Blue-Tails Stephen Corcoran, BDS Area Coordinator


11:45 *Recent expansion of southern Odonata species into SE Scotland Bryan Hickman, BDS Area Coordinator


12:15-13.15 Lunch break
13.15 Session 3
13:20 The Impact of dogs on ponds: from physical disturbance and siltation to veterinary treatments of companion animals Nicole Digruber, MSc student


13:45 A new look at the habitat preferences for the Northern Emerald dragonfly Luigi Cristofaro, MSc Student


14:15-14.25 Short break
14.25 Session 4
14:30 Northwoods – ecological stepping-stones across Scotland James Nairn, Project Lead of the Northwoods Rewilding Network


14:55 Corrour – Regenerating an Estate at Scale Sarah Watts, Conservation Manager, Corrour Estate


15:20 Sum up and thank you!
15:30 Conference end
* To be confirmed



Additional Info
We don't charge for our conference events, but there are costs involved for which we would ask for a donation towards. Suggested donations: Non-members £10 Members and volunteers £5 Student/concessions £3 You can either make a cash donation on the day, or you can make an online donation before the event through our website - just follow this link https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/product/donation/
Arrive on time for a 10am start
Andrea Hudspeth