Latest News

  • State of Nature: one in ten UK species threatened with extinction

  • male white-faced darter by david kitching

    An update from Foulshaw Moss: white-faced darter re-introduction success continues

  • Brackenhurst Campus

    2016 BDS Annual Meeting: 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!


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

White-legged Damselfly  - Brian Walker

White-legged Damselfly Platycnemis pennipes is an attractive insect found on slow flowing waters.  It is often found alongside Banded Demoiselles, although with a more restricted range.  There are signs that it is slowly extending its range but also reports of losses or reduced numbers at traditional sites.  The full picture is unclear and records of this species are particularly welcome to help understand what is happening.