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  • Saturday 18th November 2017
    Holiday Inn Hotel, Filton, Bristol


    BDS Annual Meeting and AGM

    This year's meeting will be on Saturday 18th November at the Holiday Inn, Filton, Bristol. Members and non-Members are welcome.

    Draft Programme (timings & order of events may vary)

    • 09:30 Coffee & Welcome

    • 10:00 General Introduction and Announcements, welcome to the site

    • 10:05 Dragons & Damsels in the Media (Mike Dilger)

    • 10:20 REGUA -  acessible tropical rainforest dragonflies (Peter Allen)

    • 11:00 tba

    • 11:25 Clubtail Count (Genevieve Dalley)

    • 11:40 Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Maltese Islands (Charles Gauci)

    • 12:30 AGM

    • 13:00 Lunch - please bring your own or food available for purchase from the hotel

    • 14:05 Introduction - our new Conservation Officer (Eleanor Colver)

    • 14:25 Dragonflies of Somerset (Chris Iles)

    • 14:50 The Southern Migrant Hawker (Neil Phillips)

    • 15:20 Tales from the Balsa (David Chelmick)

    • 16:00 Raffle & Final Announcements

    • 16:30 Close


    Contact the organiser, Henry Curry (BDS Secretary)

    Contact Email:

    Holiday Inn Hotel, Filton Road, Hambrook, Bristol, BS16 1QX, United Kingdom 

    Free entry, but we ask for a donation to cover costs (we suggest £5 members, £10 non-members)

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