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