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  • Spring Meeting at lunch byBrian Walker

    Spring Meeting 2017: report on a successful day

  • '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.

  • Scottish Work

    New Funding Boost: breathing life into Scotland's Dragonflies

  • Dragonflies & Damselflies of Northumberland and Durham

    New Book Release: Atlas to the Dragonflies of Durham & Northumberland


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

Variable Damselfly  - Brian Walker

Variable damselfly Coenagrion pulchellum is similar to Azure damselfly but the male has a “goblet” mark at the top of the abdomen with the stem on the mark reaching the black ring at the base of the segment rather than a “U” shaped mark.  It gets its common name from the variability in the thoracic stripes from full length to a few dots.  It has a patchy distribution in Britain.