Latest update (January 2022) on British Dragonfly Society events:

We encourage everyone to get outside individually or in household groups, to exercise and to enjoy nature, but only where this can be done in a safe manner following the advice issued by the Government and noting that this varies between the different countries in the United Kingdom. We would encourage everyone to continue to exercise care in visiting sites and to avoid crowds and unnecessary contact with others.

We are planning Field Meetings once again, but those wishing to attend will need to book in advance and there will be requirements that those attending will be expected to observe to ensure the safety of everyone. The situation will be kept under review and events may need to be cancelled or changed at short notice if the situation changes or does not continue to progress as hoped.

While an easing of restrictions will indicate that the risk from Covid-19 has diminished, it will not have disappeared and we would ask everyone who attends an event to act sensibly to protect themselves and others.

Dragonfly enthusiasts and supporters – please check the national COVID-19 government guidance here and your local travel guidance before undertaking any dragonfly work, recording, or surveys this summer. While we would love you to input any dragonfly records that you generate, you should not feel under any obligation to carry out surveys and should only do so if you have assessed that the activity is safe and is permitted by any restrictions in place at the time.

 

Info for event Leaders

The current BDS Risk Assessment for Field Meetings can be downloaded here and may be adapted as necessary by event leaders. The latest Covid-19 Risk Assessments can be found here:

Covid-19 Field Meeting Risk Assessment reviewed January 2022

Covid-19 Indoor Risk Assessment reviewed January 2022

Only BDS-organised events sent to us in advance and displayed on our website are covered by BDS insurance (check that your event is displayed before it takes place). If you are leading a BDS event or thinking about doing so, you might find these Notes for Leaders helpful.

 

 

 

This is a diary of upcoming dragonfly-related events, courses, and field trips. You will also find volunteering opportunities at our Dragonfly Hotspot sites listed here.

If you would like us to help advertise a relevant event please contact our Conservation Officer.

 

Event type

Green: BDS and BDS Local Group field meetings and events.

Blue: events the BDS will be present at but not responsible for.

Red: Dragonfly-related events where the BDS is not present.

 

 

 

Title image: Migrant Hawker by Gareth William Tonks

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May 2022

21 May

Field meeting aim: To see early emergers such as Hairy Dragonfly and…

29 May

Field meeting to look for Scarce Chasers, Hairy Dragonflies, and Red-eyed Damselflies.

29 May

Morning and afternoon walk.

June 2022

01 Jun
02 Jun

In search of Hairy Dragonfly which has colonised the reserve.

07 Jun

Field meeting to look primarily for Southern Damselfly.

11 Jun

Join in this online celebration of ponds! #PondWatch is an annual event…

11 Jun

Shropshire County Dragonfly Recorder Sue Rees Evans is running two dragonfly workshops…

18 Jun

Field meeting aim: to see the Downy Emerald at its only site…

19 Jun

A follow-up to the May meeting for those who commit to monitoring…

25 Jun

Morning walk to look for a broad range of dragonfly species, including…

25 Jun

This course is aimed at all those with a desire to learn…

25 Jun

Free family activity day.

26 Jun

Field meeting to look for Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly and Black Darter.

27 Jun

The 6th European Congress On Damselflies And Dragonflies In Slovenia 2022

27 Jun
30 Jun

FSC Biolinks couse for beginners.

July 2022

01 Jul

Interactive learning experiences for schools.

03 Jul

A field meeting to look for Small Red and Red-eyed Damselflies, Downy…

09 Jul

Join us in this event to celebrate the one year anniversary of…

09 Jul

Shropshire County Dragonfly Recorder Sue Rees Evans is running 2 dragonfly workshops…

14 Jul
15 Jul

You can now book your tickets for Global Birdfair 2022.

15 Jul

Field Studies Council event.

16 Jul

This is a field meeting primarily looking for White-legged Damselfly.

16 Jul

Celebrating the launch of Llangorse Lake as the first Welsh Dragonfly Hotspot.

16 Jul

Join in our annual celebration of dragonflies - Dragonfly Week! This year…

16 Jul

Celebrating our new Hotspot partnership at Llangorse Lake.

17 Jul

A Dragonfly Hotspot event: a chance to see the species of mid-summer,…

23 Jul

Join us in celebrating the launch of new Hotspot partnership with Steart…

August 2022

03 Aug
06 Aug

A field meeting to look for late summer species including heathland specialists…

07 Aug

A Dragonfly Hotspot event: a chance to see a good range of…

16 Aug

On this site 18 of the 33 ponds are suitable for viewing…

17 Aug
21 Aug

Joint meeting with Freshwater Habitats Trust.

23 Aug

Our first visit to this small reserve adjacent to the A3 near…

26 Aug

Field Studies Council event

30 Aug

September 2022

03 Sep

Joint meeting with Ryedale Natural History Society.

13 Sep
14 Sep

A joint meeting with Cleveland Field Naturalists.

25 Sep

Help keep manage the Stover Dragonfly Hotspot.

27 Sep

October 2022

04 Oct
18 Oct
30 Oct

Help keep manage the Stover Dragonfly Hotspot.

November 2022

01 Nov
10 Nov
17 Nov
24 Nov
27 Nov

Help keep manage the Stover Dragonfly Hotspot.

29 Nov

December 2022

25 Dec

Help keep manage the Stover Dragonfly Hotspot.

January 2023

29 Jan

Help keep manage the Stover Dragonfly Hotspot.

February 2023

26 Feb

Help keep manage the Stover Dragonfly Hotspot.

March 2023

26 Mar

Help keep manage the Stover Dragonfly Hotspot.

April 2023

27 Apr
30 Apr

Help keep manage the Stover Dragonfly Hotspot.