Latest update (19th July 2021) 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.

With restrictions eased, we are now 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 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 19th July 2021

Covid-19 Indoor Risk Assessment 19th July 2021

 

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).

 

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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August 2021

01 Aug
04 Aug

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

07 Aug

Look for late summer species including heathland specialists such as Small Red…

07 Aug

Join us on Saturday the 7th of August from 11.00 am -…

07 Aug

About the event Whether you are new to identifying dragonflies or have…

11 Aug

Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinar by Pete Boardman

14 Aug

About the event Whether you are new to identifying dragonflies or have…

15 Aug

Joint meeting with Cleveland Field Naturalists.

18 Aug

Originally due to take place on 21 July. Sue Rees Evans, Shropshire…

21 Aug

We will be visiting Cranmer Pond in Woolmer Forest, led by local…

21 Aug

About the event Whether you are new to identifying dragonflies or have…

25 Aug

Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinar by Pete Boardman

September 2021

04 Sep

A field meeting hoping to see Willow Emerald Damselfly egg-laying into overhanging…

08 Sep

Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinar by David Heaver

19 Sep

Find out why Beaver habitat is so fantastic for Dragonflies!

22 Sep

Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinar by Peter Kirby