Press & Media Archive

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  • BirdTrack
    9th July 2012

    The BDS and BirdTrack enter a new partnership; it is now possible to enter dragonfly records on BirdTrack Many birdwatchers notice and identify dragonflies, but relatively few of them send records to the BDS.  This new partnership will allow the BDS to capture some of those ‘lost’ records by giving birdwatchers the opportunity to easily enter dragonfly records at the same time as their bird observations.

  • 23rd May 2012

    Just published! ‘Field Guide to the larvae and exuviae of British Dragonflies’. Incorporating new species and bringing others up-to-date, this new book combines the previously separate guides to dragonflies and damselflies into one, easy-to-use volume. Superb photographs and highlighted text lead you carefully through the key identification features for each species.

  • 22nd May 2012

    To celebrate the 2012 launch of the British Dragonfly Society's National Dragonfly Week – a fun and exciting Dragonfly Day & Springwatch has been organised at Rodley Nature Reserve, Leeds on Saturday 9 June. National Dragonfly Week hosts a series of dragonfly and damselfly safari’s, workshops, walks and events across the UK that celebrates these spectacular aerial insects.

  • 2nd May 2012

    The Beauty in the Beast is a new book by Hugh Warwick.  It is a portrait of some of the UK’s best-loved wild animals and birds and the enthusiasts who champion their cause.  The book features Ingrid Twissell, the Gloucestershire VCR who spent a day with Hugh teaching him about dragonflies.

  • Southern Damselfly
    5th April 2012

    A beautiful but endangered damselfly is being  helped thanks to habitat work funded by Environment Wales. This exciting partnership between the British Dragonfly Society (BDS),  Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority (PCNPA) and Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) has created  valuable new habitat for the rare Southern Damselfly. 

  • Recorders Day 2012
    17th January 2012

    Over forty recorders and enthusiasts attended the annual meeting of the Dragonfly Recording Network at the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wolseley Centre on Saturday 24th March.  The programme was extremely varied with topics ranging from the new atlas, reintroduction of the White Faced Darter in Cumbria and how the DRN records are used to benefit conservation.

  • Agnieszka Dymek’s photo of a damselfly
    21st December 2011

    Agnieszka Dymek’s photo of a damselfly has won the bugs section of the Wildlife Extra UK Wildlife Photography Competition 2011.  This category was sponsored by the BDS and we send Agnieszka our congratulations.

  • How Hill
    29th November 2011

    The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads are the hotspot for the nation’s rarest wildlife –and that’s official.  A pioneering study commissioned by the Broads Authority and carried out by the University of East Anglia reveals that this small area, which makes up only 0.4% of the UK, is a haven for an incredible quarter of Britain’s rarest species.

  • Seale Hayne
    8th September 2011

    The 28th annual Members’ Day of the British Dragonfly Society will be held on 22nd October 2011 at the Old Refectory, Hannah’s at Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbot, Devon.  Join us for an interesting programme of talks and presentations.

  • 24th August 2011

    Chris Packham leads the cast for WildlifeXpo, London's new wildlife exhibition.  The BDS have booked a stand at the show to be held at Alexandra Palace, London on 14th and 15th October 2011.  This is the UK’s most comprehensive wildlife exhibition, providing an unrivalled combination of exhibitors, lectures and workshops.