Events

2019 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.

Saturday 22nd June
Leeds Bird Fair
YDG / BDS Stand and launch of Rodley NR as a BDS ’Dragonfly Hotspot’
Rodley Nature Reserve
Moss Bridge Road
Rodley, Leeds, LS13 1HP
9.30am – 4pm
For more details – www.rodleynaturereserve.org

Sunday 7th July
Royal Entomological Society Insect Festival
YDG / BDS Stand
Museum Gardens
Museum Street
York, YO1 7FR
10am – 4pm
For more details – www.royensoc.co.uk/insectfestival

Saturday 13th 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 Galtres Road Car Park, SE648611
Leaders – Keith Gittens, Anne Carter
Bring a packed lunch, strong footwear recommended.
Contact – vc62@yorkshiredragonflies.org.uk, 07903 449509
Under 18s are welcome with an accompanying adult, and with the agreement of the event leader
Non-members are welcome – fee £2 per visit. Sorry dogs are not allowed
For all outings please bring lunch, binoculars and wear appropriate footwear and clothing

Tuesday 16th July, 11:00am
Treeton Dyke, Sheffield
Joint meeting with Sorby Natural History Society and Museums Sheffield. A walk down the easy going footpath around Treeton Dyke. We’ll specifically be looking out for the small red-eyed damsel, Erythromma viridulum, which has been recorded here for the last few years. Meet where the footpath meets Falconer Lane (SK43828608). Please note that in wet weather, the trip will be cancelled. If in doubt, contact Alistair.mclean@museums-Sheffield.org.uk for confirmation on the day.

Tuesday 23rd July, 11:00am
Sheffield & Tinsley Canal
Joint meeting with Sorby Natural History Society and Museums Sheffield. A walk up and down the canal, in search of the small red-eyed damsel, Erythromma viridulum, which has yet to be recorded here. Meet at the Tinsley canal basin, near Tinsley locks (SK395902). Please note that in wet weather, the trip will be cancelled. If in doubt, contact Alistair.mclean@museums-Sheffield.org.uk for confirmation on the day.

Sunday 28th July
Tranmire Bog and Cropton Forest Ponds
Meet 10.30am Wheeldale Bridge SE803970
Leaders Bill Hall / Keith Gittens
Wear suitable clothing and footwear. Bring a packed Lunch.

Saturday 3rd August – 1pm to 3pm
Foxglove Covert LNR, Catterick Garrison
An opportunity to learn more about Dragonflies at this fantastic nature reserve.
Access to the nature reserve is through Cambrai Lines, Catterick Garrison, DL9 3PZ.
Photo ID will be required. Strong footwear recommended.
Leader – Keith Gittens
Contact – vc62@yorkshiredragonflies.org.uk, 07903 449509
For more details – www.foxglovecovert.org.uk

Sunday 4th August
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 footwear recommended.
Contact – vc62@yorkshiredragonflies.org.uk