Latest update (May 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.

On the assumption that restrictions continue to ease in line with Government plans, we are planning to begin to hold a small number of events from 1st July 2021, 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 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. Our current Covid-19 Risk Assessment is 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).


All best wishes from the whole team at the British Dragonfly Society.


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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May 2021

28 May

Calling all litter fighting heroes!

29 May

Brought to you by the Wales Biodiversity Partnership

June 2021

12 Jun

The second weekend in June each year is all about celebrating ponds!…

July 2021

10 Jul
17 Jul

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17 Jul
25 Jul
28 Jul

Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinar by Mike Hoffmann

31 Jul

August 2021

01 Aug
11 Aug

Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinar by Pete Boardman

25 Aug

Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinar by Pete Boardman

September 2021

08 Sep

Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinar by David Heaver

22 Sep

Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinar by Peter Kirby