Calling on you MP to support a ban on urban pesticides

The dangers that pesticides pose to both human health and the environment are well known. The commonly used pesticide glyphosate is not only harmful to dragonflies and other insects, but larger animals too, including birds and amphibians. Research is also increasingly linking the chemical to Parkinson’s. Following a campaign by the Pesticide Collaboration, Caroline Lucas…

Restore Nature Now march – 22/06/24

Nature is in crisis. Join the BDS in marching for wildlife on 22 June. We want to see UK politicians show strong domestic and global nature and climate leadership by: 1. Giving a pay-rise for nature 2. Making polluters pay 3. Delivering more space for nature 4. Putting a right to a healthy environment in…

BDS joins The Pesticide Collaboration

The area of land treated by pesticides has increased by 63% since 1990 and the evidence of the harm caused by pesticides to human health and the natural world is also increasing. The BDS has joined The Pesticide Collaboration- a partnership of 81 organisations, farmers and academics. Together we will work to in influencing UK…

Donate your spare exuviae

Have you got a stash of spare exuviae? Please consider donating them to the BDS! They are a vital resource we need to teach the life cycle and larvae/exuviae identification. Please post them to: British Dragonfly Society c/o Natural England Parkside Court Hall Park Way TELFORD, TF3 4LR   Thank you!   Image by Bruce…