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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June 2024

01 Jun

Surveying Scarce Blue-Tailed Damselflies.

01 Jun

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

08 Jun

Join us online celebrating pond power!

15 Jun

A great site to see the Downy Emerald, and many other species.…

15 Jun

An opportunity to see a broad range of dragonfly species, including Norfolk…

15 Jun

Join us for a leisurely stroll through nature as we admire the…

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…

22 Jun

March for dragonflies and our wetlands.

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…

29 Jun

A week of events celebrating Welsh wildlife!

30 Jun

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire, one of Europe's most important wetlands, supports an…

30 Jun

Guided Dragonfly walk at Emberton Country Park, Bucks. Meeting at cafe at…

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…

07 Jul

An opportunity to see the Scarce Blue-tailed Damselflies, Small Red Damselflies and…

08 Jul

A free event for everyone who would like to investigate the varied…

11 Jul

Join us and local British Dragonfly Society experts as we walk down…

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.

13 Jul

Conwy Nature Reserve, North Wales, is proof that wonderful things can happen…

14 Jul

Join us to visit Devon’s best site for Small Red Damselfly at…

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…

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…

13 Aug
27 Aug

September 2024

06 Sep

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

07 Sep

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

14 Sep

Free event.     Leader/Contact: Sue Webber / David Hepper, Hants &…

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