Hot off the Press! Dragonfly Trends

Published last week in the peer reviewed journal PeerJ, a study by Powney et al has revealed fascinating information on dragonfly winners and losers in response to environmental factors. This work was based on analysis of the Dragonfly Recording Network data.

Norman Moore

We are very sad to announce the death of Dr. Norman Moore, ecologist, entomologist, author and gentleman.

Conservation Work Completed for Endangered Damselfly

Important work has been carried out to restore and create new habitat for the endangered Southern Damselfly in the Preseli SAC. This work has been carried out by the BDS in partnership with Pembrokeshire Biodiversity Partnership, Natural Resources Wales and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.
 

BDS Conservation News

Claire Install, who has been Conservation Officer for the British Dragonfly Society for the past 6 years, left us on 20 May 2015, having been appointed as Senior Conservation Officer with Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. 
 

New Atlas – Dragonflies of Lancashire and North Merseyside

Just published in full colour, the Dragonflies of Lancashire and North Merseyside provides a comprehensive of all 24 species seen there. The distribution and breeding status of each species are mapped and details of flight periods illustrated, with particular emphasis on changes brought about by climate change.
 

BDS Recorders’ Day

Our annual Recorders' Day 2015 was held on Sat 14th March at Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottingham. It proved very popular and there was a fascinating range of topics presented. The indoor part of the day ended with an expert panel answering dragonfly related questions. This was followed by a tour of the reserve led by professional Ecologist and Trustee David Goddard.