Latest News

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

  • Emperor by Gordon Gray

    It's Dragonfly Week! Celebrating all things Odonata...

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

  • It is with great sadness that we have learnt that Tim Beynon passed away on Saturday 15th June. 

  • Suffolk Dragonflies

    New Release: Suffolk Dragonflies, available in the BDS shop now!


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.