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BDS Spring Meeting

Saturday, 28 March 2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:
All Saints’ Church
Market Square, High Street
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 3NR United Kingdom
Venue Phone:
07421 117 112

A day of talks on invertebrate conservation in Cambridge and beyond.


09:30 – Arrival and registration

10:00 – Welcome

10:10NatHistCam Project. Presented by Duncan Mackay

10:40 – Great Fen Dragonflies; past, present and future. Presented by Henry Stanier (Great Fen Monitoring & Research Officer, Wildlife Trust)

11:10 – Break

11:40 – Rewilding in West Norfolk. Presented by John Ebbage (Natural England)

12:10 – Introducing Adrian Riley’s new book: Dragons and Damsels – a colour photographic identification guide par excellence. Presented by Hugh D. Loxdale (DPhil, MBE, Entomologist)

12:40 – Lunch

13:30 – Start of County Dragonfly Recorder breakout meeting (runs until 14.30)

14:00 – BDS Project Updates. Presented by Eleanor Colver and Fiona McKenna (BDS Officers)

14:30 – County Dragonfly Recorders re-join main talk

14:40 – How hot is that butterfly? Understanding the impacts of temperature on British butterflies. Presented by Dr Andrew Bladon  (Research Associate, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge)

15:10 – Break

15:40 –Using Museum Collections to Track Changes Into the Past. Presented by Matthew Hayes (Research Assistant at the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge)

16:10 – Q&A and Summary

16:30 – End


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need a small team of volunteers to help serve hot drinks and wash up during breaks. If you’re able to give us a hand please email our Conservation Officer:


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BOOK PREVIEW: Dragons and Damsels by Adrian Riley

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Book a place. Refreshments are available. Bring your own lunch.
Additional Info
Donations on day welcome. Suggestion: £5 member, £10 non-member. Refreshments available.
All Saints Church: https://www.huntingdonparish.org/our-churches Closest car parks: https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/streets-parking-transport/parking/ Nearest station is Huntingdon (less than 10 mins walk): https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/HUN/details.html