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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July 2024

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…

20 Jul

This beginner course on dragonflies and damselflies is aimed at all those…

21 Jul

Kids' activities and guided walks.

25 Jul

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

27 Jul

A joint meeting with Freshwater Habitats Trust to discover the dragonflies of…

30 Jul
31 Jul

Surveying Scarce Blue-Tailed Damselflies.

August 2024

04 Aug

An opportunity to explore a moorland site to see Black Darters, Small…

08 Aug

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

10 Aug

Family fun day at our Shropshire Dragonfly Hotspot

13 Aug
14 Aug

Join the biodiversity monitoring program alongside on-site expert, Rebecca, at Sculpture by…

21 Aug

Join us to discover the dragonflies of Steart Marshes! Between 11am-3pm, there…

27 Aug
28 Aug

Join the biodiversity monitoring program alongside on-site expert, Rebecca, at Sculpture by…

September 2024

06 Sep

Come and say hello to the BDS team at this year's Spurn…

07 Sep

Details to follow. Leader/Contact: Sue Webber / David Hepper, Hants Surrey &…

07 Sep

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

November 2024

16 Nov

More details to come. . .

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