Latest News

  • Brackenhurst Campus

    Our 2016 Annual Meeting - open to everyone to attend - will be held on Saturday 19th November at Nottingham Trent University

  • New President: Welcome to the new BDS President: Mike Dilger! 

  • Dragonfly Day Discovery: Rare Norfolk Hawker found at Wicken Fen!

  • Student Project Opportunity: investigating Cheshire’s White-faced Darters

  • DVD Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of the UK and Ireland

    New Release: Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of the UK and Ireland DVDs

Features

The iRecord Dragonflies App is available now. This exciting new development allows you to input and upload your dragonflies records in the field. Visit the website now to discover a new world of dragonfly recording.

Star of the Month

Southern Hawker - Brian Walker

Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea  is a large and distinctive dragonfly which often wanders a long way from water.  It is a frequent visitor to gardens and may seem to be very curious and buzz around people.  When perched, it usually hangs vertically from a twig or other perch and is easily overlooked.  The two large green patches on the thorax are distinctive and help to identify it.