14th November 2001




Entomologists will be winging their way towards the University of Lincoln on Saturday for the annual meeting of the British Dragonfly Society.


Science experts on campus are delighted that the society has chosen the university for the first time as the venue for its yearly get-together, which is usually held at Carlisle Museum, Oxford Brookes University or the Hope Entomological Museum in Oxford.


“The meeting offers an opportunity for both professional scientists and amateur entomologists to learn more about dragonflies,” commented Dorothy Gennard, a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences.


The meeting commences at 10am on Saturday with talks by speakers including Phillip  Corbet (‘Early steps in investigating seasonal regulation in dragonflies’), David Goodger (‘Odonata collection of the British Natural History Museum’) and Graham Weaver (‘Lincolnshire as a habitat for Odonata’).


There will also be a light-hearted slide show entitled ‘California Dreaming’ featuring dragonflies found on the west coast of the United States.


Attendance at the meeting costs £3 and includes refreshments. The event will take place in lecture theatre 1001A in the Learning Resource Centre and is scheduled to end at 4pm.


If you would like further details, or if you wish to attend the meeting, contact Dorothy Gennard on Lincoln 886885 or email her at: dgennard@lincoln.ac.uk


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