British Dragonfly Society Spring Meeting 2018

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The East of England Showground



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Join us at our Spring Meeting to hear about the BDS's exciting recording projects for 2018! In addition, you willl have the chance to learn about Dragonfly and wetland conservation, and research, from a range of speakers, as well as the oppotunity to discuss Dragonfly recording with our experts. This year's meeting will also feature a 1 hour forum for County Dragonfly Recorders.

Programme (may be subject to change)

09:30 – Arrival and registration

10:00 – Welcome

10:10 – Cambridgeshire Dragons (Val Perrin, BDS Trustee)

10:30 – State of Nature 2020 (Pam Taylor, Dragonfly Conservation Group Convenor)

10.50 – Clubtail Count 2018 (Genevieve Dalley, BDS Conservation Officer)

11.00 – Break

11:20 – White-faced Darters in England and Scotland (Matthew Geary, Lecturer and Conservation Ecologist at The University of Chester)

11.50 – Dragonfly Challenge, for non-CDRs, (Eleanor Colver, BDS Conservation Officer) and the start of the County Dragonfly Recorder Forum (1 hour, hosted by David Hepper, BDS Records Officer)

12:20 – Lunch Break (starts at 12:50 for CDRs)

13:50 – Southern Damselflies in Dorset (Chris Dieck, RSPB Ecologist)

14:20 – Norfolk Ponds Project (Carl Sayer, Norfolk Ponds Project Leader)

14:50 – Break

15:10 – Tyntesfield (Steve White, blogger and photographer)

15:40 – Questions and Answers Session (Chaired by Pam Taylor)

16:10 – Summary

16.30 – Close


The British Dragonfly Society Shop

Pemberley Books, Specialist Natural History Booksellers

Location and Travel Information

The Peterborough Suite of the East of England Showground (Arena and Events Centre), Peterborough, PE2 6XE.

Information on how to get there, where to stay and parking can be found on the East of England Showground Website.

The venue includes diasbled parking, access and conveniences, as stated in the FAQ.

Additional Information

Lunch is not provided so please bring lunch with you.

Refreshments will be avaliable in the morning and afternoon breaks only.

Entry is free, however we would appreciate a donation to cover costs (we suggest £5 members, £10 non-members).

Photo by David Kitching.

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