Latest News

  • Suffolk Dragonflies

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

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

  • We are very sad to announce the completely unexpected death of Clem Tacconi.

  • New Education Pack Launched: helping to inspire the next generation!

  • Acisoma attenboroughi Attenborough's Dragonfly

    Sir David's Dragonfly: Madagascan dragonfly named in honour of BDS Patron, Sir David Attenborough 


The iRecord Dragonfly App, made in association with the CEH, BRC, JNCC and BDS, is available now. This exciting new development allows you to input and upload your dragonflies records in the field. With excellent identification information, the app is easy to use by experts and amateurs alike. Visit the website now to discover a new world of dragonfly recording.

Star of the Month

Club-tailed Dragonfly - Brian Walker

Club-tailed Dragonfly Gomphus vulgatissimus has a restricted distribution in Britain and tends to be difficult to find, except when emerging.  It is a riverine species and there are concerns that it is becoming scarcer in parts of its range.  We are anxious to receive all records of the species to try to understand if the range or size of population is changing.