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  • Gary Roberts
    13th June 2011

    British Dragonfly Society (BDS) has announced the appointment of its first Chief Executive, Gary Roberts.  BDS President, Dr Pam Taylor, said “This is a major step forward for our society and we hope the new appointment will help to raise awareness of dragonflies and their fragile wetland habitats at a time when climate change is really beginning to affect their distribution.”

  • Craft activity
    13th June 2011

    Dragonfly Day at Wicken Fen kicked off events for National Dragonfly Week. There were short guided walks, a Dragonfly Quiz Trail, games for the younger children and plenty of craft activities. Pond dipping produced lots of large and ferocious-looking diving beetle larvae, as well as damselfly and dragonfly larvae, water boatman, whirligig beetles and water mites.

  • Metamorphisis dargonfly sculpture
    3rd May 2011

    Metamorphosis is a dragonfly sculpture 7 feet 6 inches long with a  wingspan of 10 feet 8 inches, it  has been built in Canada by a group of artists.  The BDS first became aware of this project nearly a year ago and has followed it throughout.  The end result is a fantastic blend of the realistic and the artistic. We hope you agree.

  • Vagrant Emperor
    27th April 2011

    Fine weather brings desert dragonflies to Britain.  Large numbers of predatory invaders have been silently invading Europe … and some of these have reached Britain!  The invaders in question are brownish dragonflies known as Vagrant Emperors.

  • Dikerogammarus villosus
    25th March 2011

    A new invasive species is spreading in UK Water bodies.  An invasive shrimp species has reached the UK after spreading across Europe from the Ponto-Caspian region of Eastern Europe.  The shrimp Dikerogammarus villosus has been dubbed the ‘Killer Shrimp’ as it is a ferocious killer of waterlife including damselfly larvae. 

  • Wicken Fen Dragonfly Centre
    25th March 2011

    The BDS and the the Dragonfly Project, in partnership with the National Trust, will be running a Dragonfly Day at Wicken Fen on Saturday 11th June. It's another example of our partnership in action, working together on behalf of dragonflies.

  • SWT Wolseley Centre
    18th January 2011

    The 2011 meeting of the Dragonfly Recording Network will be held on Saturday 12 March at the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford. This event is for all dragonfly recorders.

  • 5th October 2010

    The 27th Annual Meeting of the BDS will be held on Saturday 23rd October 2010 at Harper Adams University College, Shropshire.

  • 5th October 2010

    Dainty Damselflies have been found in Britain after a 57 year absence.  This delicate blue damselfly had been declared extinct after floods wiped out the last remaining populations in 1953. 

  • Male White-faced Darter
    5th October 2010

    Cumbria Wildlife Trust is reintroducing the rare White-faced Darter dragonfly onto a lowland raised bog in north Cumbria. This is the first attempt to reintroduce the White-faced Darter dragonfly anywhere in the UK.

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