Eastleigh Local Plan Inspectorate Hearing

On 21-22 November 2019 the BDS Conservation Officer represented the BDS Dragonfly Conservation Group at the Eastleigh Local Plan Inspectorate Hearing on Matter 2: Vision and Objectives, the SA and HRA. This was a result of the DCG’s concerns that the current Habitat Regulations Assessment does not accurately take into account the vulnerability and sensitivity of the…

State of Nature 2019 Report: Out Now!

A report on the State of Nature in the UK was released yesterday, with a foreword written by a panel of inspirational young wildlife campaigners. The report pulls together data from many UK wildlife recording schemes including some of our data. We urge everyone to download the report, read it and share it widely. Although…

Thursley National Nature Reserve Dragonfly Hotspot Launch Success

Thursley National Nature Reserve’s unique wetland habitat was recognised as a ‘Dragonfly Hotspot’ on 22nd August in an official launch ceremony. Dragonfly Hotspots are sites carefully chosen as ideal places for dragonfly and damselfly species to live and thrive. They provide easy access for everyone to visit, and offer opportunities for the local community to…