Upcoming Events

This is the diary of special events, courses, field trips and holidays. Further diary entries will be added as they become known so be sure to check back for additional events.

To add new events to this page (only if you have been given the appropriate access) click here

The background colour of the date is used to show different types of meeting:

  • Green is used for BDS and BDS Local Group field meetings and events.
  • Blue events have a BDS stand or speaker but the BDS is not responsible for the event itself - please follow any given links for details.
  • Yellow is for relevant non-BDS events, listed using information as it was provided to us. All details are solely under the control of the individual event organisers and may not get updated again here. We suggest you contact these organisers or follow the given links to confirm details.

For those leading events, the current BDS Risk Assessment and Walk Guidelines can be downloaded here. Walk leaders are advised to adapt the Risk Assessment if necessary. Only those events sent to us in advance and displayed on our website are covered by BDS insurance. It's therefore worth checking that your event is displayed before it takes place. An event can be advertised as only for local group members or limited to bookings only. Many thanks for your cooperation. 

  • Wednesday 22 August 2018
    Swansea, West Glamorgan

    Event:

    Contact:

    Tel: 07703343597

    Contact Email:
    Meet:
    Requirements:
    Additional Info:
  • Wednesday 22 August 2018
    Swansea, West Glamorgan

    Event:

    Contact:

    Tel: 07703343597

    Contact Email:
    Meet:
    Requirements:
    Additional Info:
  • Thursday 6 September 2018
    Woodhouse Washlands nature reserve, S. Yorkshire

    Event:

    Dragonflies at Woodhouse Washlands Nature Reserve

    A joint meeting between British Dragonfly Society,  Sorby Natural History Society, & Museums Sheffield. There has been some development on this reserve in the last 18 months, with a few channels and ponds being added. This will be an opportunity to see if any Odonata are taking advantage of these new features.

    Wildlife Trust Woodhouse Washlands Nature Reserve website.

    Cost: FREE

    Photo of Blue-tailed Damselfly (female) by David Kitching

    Contact:

    Alistair McLean (South West Yorkshire County Dragonfly Recorder) Tel. 0114 2782648

    Contact Email:
    Meet:

    Meet at Woodhouse Washlands Nature Reserve entrance, Furnace Road, Sheffield, S13 9WG (SK431855). 

    Start 11:00.

    Requirements:

    On street parking is available on Furnace Road.

    Additional Info:
  • Saturday 22nd September 2018, 10:00am
    Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Essex

    Event:

    Photography Workshop: Pond Creatures

    10:00am - 13:30pm Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Essex.