Wild Your Garden with the Butterfly Brothers

Our Ambassadors the Butterfly Brothers, Joel and Jim Ashton (pictured left), have condensed down their fifteen years’ worth of wildlife gardening experience to share it with everyone through their first ever book. Whilst in lockdown at the minute many of us are turning to our gardens even more than ever for solace, to get our … Continued

Cumbria Dragonfly Atlas 2020 Released

The Cumbria Dragonfly Atlas has been produced by David Clarke, British Dragonfly Society County Recorder for Cumbria, and Moustafa Eweda from Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC). It shows the distribution and status of the twenty nine species of Odonata (eight species of damselfly and twenty one species of dragonfly) currently recorded from Cumbria. Notes on … Continued

Henry’s Last Annual Meeting

On a chilly November morning Dragonfly enthusiasts from across the country descended on the Oxford Natural History Museum for the BDS Annual Meeting. This was to be the last event organised by Honorary Secretary Henry Curry as he will retire at the end of 2019 after 13 years of excellent service.   The day started … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued