Below 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.

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.

 

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April 2024

16 Apr
22 Apr

Join with us to celebrate Wales’ greatest playing and learning space –…

26 Apr

Cities around the world collaborate to share observations of nature in the…

27 Apr

A Shropshire Wildlife Trust event about hedges, verges and waterways held in…

May 2024

03 May

We are so excited to be exhibiting at Gardeners' World Spring Fair!…

09 May

Join a range of speakers from across the biological recording community about…

16 May

Join us for a citizen science knowledge-sharing event using The Buzz Club…

18 May

Target species Hairy Dragonfly but we also anticipate seeing large numbers of…

23 May

We will be visiting the North West Zone around Brockley Wood and…

25 May

June 2024

01 Jun

We hope to find Scarce Chaser again at Chilworth on the River…

08 Jun

Join us online celebrating pond power!

16 Jun

Forest of Flowers Joint meeting with Cleveland Field Naturalists. An opportunity to…

20 Jun

At Brook Pond & heath: Downy Emerald & possibly Brilliant Emerald; Silver-studded…

25 Jun

3 days of oral presentations and poster presentations followed by a Congress…

28 Jun

This area has excellent bog habitat with an exceptionally rich flora and…

July 2024

06 Jul

Birkdale Farm, Terrington Joint meeting with Ryedale Natural History Society. A morning…

06 Jul

National celebration of dragonflies!

06 Jul

This beginner course presents a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of dragonflies…

11 Jul

Join Shropshire Dragonfly Recorder Sue Rees Evans for a walk in the…

11 Jul

To visit the site and try out the replacement board walks. Especially…

12 Jul

Internationally renowned wildlife event.

19 Jul

Join us for a knowledge-sharing event about the state of the UK's…

20 Jul

 This beginner course on dragonflies and damselflies is aimed at all those with a desire to learn more…

25 Jul

I hope we will be shown around by the warden or one…

August 2024

08 Aug

Over half of the 33 ponds at Wildwood are suitable for viewing…

September 2024

07 Sep

If you are considering delving into the identification of dragonfly and damselfly larvae…

November 2024

16 Nov

Learn and network.

Info for event Leaders

Info for event Leaders

The current BDS Risk Assessments for Field Meetings and for Indoor Meetings and Courses can be downloaded below and may be adapted as necessary by event leaders.

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 the Notes for Leaders helpful.

 

Title image: Migrant Hawker by Gareth William Tonks