Events

2021 Branch Events

Field trips are open to all, with a small fee of £2 payable by none members. Annual membership is only £5 for an individual and represents excellent value, so either join in advance, or print off a membership form and join on the day.

Please note:
Remember to bring a packed lunch, stout footwear and waterproof clothing.

You may be at risk from Lyme Disease when you visit the countryside. Lyme Disease is a relatively uncommon infection in the UK but it has recently started to occur more frequently. It is caused by a bacterium carried by ticks. People who walk in the countryside, especially those walking through grass, rough vegetation or wild areas such as heathland, are more at risk.
For more information visit the Lyme Disease Action website.

Check the website for the latest status and updates on planned field trips.

Young persons under the age of 18 are welcome to attend all meetings. However, as the Yorkshire Branch of the BDS has no member registered under the Children’s Act, their parent or guardian must accompany them. The leader of an event should also be consulted in advance if children wish to attend.

The events listed will only take place if Covid restrictions have been lifted. Notifications of changes will be posted here, on our Facebook Group, or via e-mail if you have contacted the Leader, or are a Memeber of the group.

Hopefully, we will be able to meet through the summer and additional events will be possible.

We will keep you posted!

Saturday 10th July
Strensall Common / Worlds End

Joint meeting with Freshwater Habitats Trust, to explore the numerous ponds of the Strensall Military Training Area and Worlds End SSSI. To date 19 species of Odonata have been recorded. Distance 3 – 4 miles.

Meet 10am at Galteres Road Car Park, SE648611

Leaders – Keith Gittens, Anne Carter

Bring a packed lunch, strong footware recommended.

Contact – vc62@yorkshiredragonflies.org.uk

Saturday 31st July
Skipwith Common NNR

Joint meeting with Freshwater Habitats Trust, to explore the numerous ponds of this heathland nature reserve.

Leaders – Keith Gittens, Anne Carter

Meet 10am at the reserve car park at SE669377

Bring a packed lunch, strong footware recommended.

Contact – vc62@yorkshiredragonflies.org.uk

Sunday 15th August
Boltby Reservoir and Forest Ponds

Joint meeting with Cleveland Field Naturalists. Following recent conservation work at the reservoir an opportunity to see how the site and the dragonfly fauna are developing.

Leaders – Keith Gittens, Bill Hall

Meet 10:30am at the start of the forest drive, SE502871

Bring a packed lunch, strong footware recommended.

Contact – vc62@yorkshiredragonflies.org.uk