British Dragonfly Society Spring Meeting

Saturday 19th March, 2022 - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

On-line via Zoom


9:30   Welcome

9:45   Steve Cham

          The Life and Times of Brilliant Emerald: Britain’s least recorded dragonfly?   

10:15 Magnus Billqvist 

          How are Coenagrion hastulatum, Aeshna caerulea, Somatochlora arctica and         

          Leucorrhinia dubia doing in Sweden?

10:45 Break

11:00 Johanna Hedlund

         Globe Skimmer (Pantala flavescens) migration 

11:30 Panel discussion with morning speakers

12:00 Break

12:15 BDS update – BDS staff

12:45 Lunch break

13:45 Genevieve Tompkins

          Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms

14:15 David Chelmick

         The rise and fall of the Scarce Bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) in West Sussex

14:45 Break

15:00 Panel discussion with afternoon speakers

15:30 County Dragonfly Recorder meeting/ Meet and greet (chat to fellow attendees in breakout rooms)

Confirmed speakers

Steve Cham

The Life and Times of Brilliant Emerald: Britain’s least recorded dragonfly?   

The talk will present some new insights on this elusive species and is divided into sections that cover spatial distribution, first encounters, habitat requirements, oviposition and larval development, early morning activity, territorial behaviour, and current threats.

Magnus Billqvist 

Project manager for the Swedish Society for Conservation of Nature in Scania and Chairman of the Swedish Dragonfly Society

How are Coenagrion hastulatumAeshna caeruleaSomatochlora arctica and Leucorrhinia dubia doing in Sweden?

Trends and thoughts on four species that are rare on the British Isles but rather common in Scandinavia. I will discuss their habitats, threats, and local and regional declines for all four species.

Genevieve Tompkins

Rare Invertebrates of the Cairngorms Project Officer

Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms

Hear how a project smashed the myth that “no-one is interested in insects”. Discover the diverse community that changed the map for invertebrates in the Cairngorms. Sharing the project’s successes over the past 5 years, we will look at the on-going journey of each species and plans for the future.

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