Take part in the Food and Farming Day 2020 online!

BDS staff and volunteers were looking forward to the annual Food and Farming event set to take place this weekend at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. Unfortunately, like many events this year, the day was cancelled due to current lockdown restrictions. However, thanks to the efforts of the Kids Country team, you can now … Continued

Dragonfly gynandromorphs

Gynandromorphism is a rare condition that causes an organism to develop both male and female characteristics. This is most conspicuous when the gynandromorphism is bilateral- the organism has male characteristics on one side of its body and female characteristics on the other. However, this is not always the case and the characteristics can be more … Continued

Dragonflies Take Over The Self-Isolating Bird Club!

Dragonflies staged a mini take over on the popular online lockdown wildlife programme the ‘Self-Isolating Bird Club’, presented by Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin. The programme featured a short film by our Outreach Volunteer Steve White, which you can watch on our YouTube channel here. Lucy Lapwing, also volunteers for us, then did a quick … Continued

More Recorders Needed in South East Wales.

More Recorders in Monmouthshire / Gwent Needed.   Do you have an interest in dragonflies? Are you getting into or already recording them? And are you based in Monmouthshire/ Gwent? If so, we need your help to record dragonflies in this beautiful part of Wales please.   If you are interested in helping, all done … Continued

iNews features #PondWatch

Coronavirus lockdown: Ponds spring up across Britain as nation seeks escape from Covid-19.   Tom Bawden interviews our Conservation Outreach Officer Fiona McKenna on the wonders of ponds and how they are helping everyone to get through lockdown.   This was after the successful launch of our first ever #PondWatch campaign online. The aim was … Continued

Dragonflies on BBC 4

Dragonflies have inspired awe as well as fear as Brett Westwood discovers as he traces our relationship with Horse Stingers and Devil’s Darning Needles. Listen now on BBC SOUNDS   Image by Bruce Hyde

Book Must Have: Europe’s Dragonflies

New book available in our shop now: Europe’s Dragonflies is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Europe. Written by two well-travelled experts, the book covers all 140 resident and vagrant species recorded, focussing on the field identification of adult insects. Concise species profiles highlight key … Continued