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  • Please submit your Dragonfly Challenge sightings from last week.

  • Children making craft dragonflies

    Dragonfly Day at Wicken Fen NT

    On Sunday 23rd July, the last day of Dragonfly Week, we held our annual Dragonfly Day at Wicken Fen NT.

  • International Congress on Odonatology

    A major event took place at the Dragonfly Centre in Wicken Fen on Tuesday 18th July

  • Red veined Darter by Christophe Brochard

    Record Numbers of Migrant Dragonflies hit the UK

  • '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.


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

Keeled Skimmer  - Brian Walker

Keeled Skimmer Orthetrum coerulescens is a rather small dragonfly with a slender body which inhabits boggy heathland.  Males have a pale blue abdomen and are fairly distinctive, while females have a yellowish-brown abdomen and need a closer look to separate then from female Darters.  It is a species which has expanded its range in recent years, which is encouraging for a species with fairly specific habitat requirements.