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  • Large Red Damselfly David Cooper

    Start of the 2017 Season: Large Red Damselflies and Vagrant Emperors in Cornwall

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  • 'The Why? Group' launched: Join the BDS's recently-launched Discussion Group - a forum for dragonfly enthusiasts to present and talk about interesting observations and personal study projects.

  • Spring Meeting at lunch byBrian Walker

    Spring Meeting 2017: report on a successful day

  • Scottish Work

    New Funding Boost: breathing life into Scotland's Dragonflies


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

Large Red Damselfly  - Brian Walker

Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula is usually the first of our damselflies to emerge each year and provides a very colourful start to the season.  The first has already been reported this year.   It is widespread in a range of habitats and it tolerates a wide range of conditions which sometimes results in very early emergence where a pond gets some artificial heating.