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.

Covid-19

Pre-booking essential as places are limited Please do not attend if you suspect you have covid-19 or have tested positive.

All attendees should respect social distancing and carry hand sanitiser.

Contact details and names will be required from all attendees for the purpose of notification should a participant test positive for Covid-19 within 14 days.

If you have booked onto an event you will be personally notifed if there are any changes by the leader.

Saturday 10th July
Strensall Common / Worlds End

Booking essential.

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

Booking essential.

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

Booking essential.

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