Press & Media Archive

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  • Emerald Damselflies Les Gibbon
    5th March 2013

    Your chance to win a prestigious photography award and cash prize of £5,000. Winners and commended entrants will have their work showcased in a touring exhibition and stunning book. The overall prize fund is worth £20,000.

  • 20th February 2013

    The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) has just chosen this stunning shot as the winner of its Large Red Damselfly photographic competition. The winning entry by Martin Černý from the Czech Republic will now feature on the front of a BDS citizen science postcard in Scotland.

  • BRC Workshop
    30th January 2013

    To mark 30 years of dragonfly recording, we are joining with the Biological Records Centre to present the BDS Recorders Conference and BRC Workshop at CEH Wallingford on Saturday 16 March 2013.  The event will launch the new dragonfly recording initiative DragonWatch.   All dragonfly recorders, national recording scheme representatives and interested individuals are welcome to attend.

  • 7th February 2013

    The BDS has supported a manual produced by the WWT and RSPB on sustainable drainage systems.  The manual gives detailed advice on how new developments can prevent flooding whilst benefiting wildlife and local people.  It includes digging more ponds and filtering run-off so that cleaner water reaches our rivers and streams.

  • 21st January 2013

    Have you got a photo of a Large Red Damselfly?  This year the subject of the BDS photo competition is the Large Red Damselfly.  The winning photo will be used for our citizen science postcard in Scotland.  Deadline for entries is 31st January!

  • Wicken Fen
    12th November 2012

    The British Dragonfly Society has announced that National Dragonfly Week 2013 will take place from Saturday 20 July to Sunday 28 July. If you and your organisation are planning events for next year, why not plan a dragonfly walk or dragonfly-themed event to coincide with National Dragonfly Week 2013.

  • Red-veined Darter
    3rd October 2012

    Recent sunny weather has benefited several migrant dragonflies in Southern England, reports the British Dragonfly Society. During late-August and September Lesser Emperor, Southern Migrant Hawker, Migrant Hawker and Red-veined Darters have been sighted, as well as two unusual damselflies – Southern and Willow Emeralds.

  • Brilliant Emerald female
    5th September 2012

    The British Dragonfly Society would like to announce the new ‘Emerald’ Corporate Programme for Dragonfly Conservation and we are delighted to offer companies and organisations one year’s basic corporate membership for £100. This wonderful introductory offer is valid from summer 2012 through to September 2013.  Why not encourage your organisation to join the BDS?

  • University of Chester
    21st August 2012

    The Trustees & Chief Executive look forward to welcoming members to our Member’s Day & AGM,  a key highlight in the BDS calendar, at the University of Chester. Non-members are also welcome, although we would encourage you to join and benefit from being a member of the BDS.

  • Himalayan Balsam
    3rd September 2012

    A mobile app has been developed to record the distribution of 14 invasive plant species.  As well as providing a way to record the 14 invasive species, the app gives descriptions and information about the species, photos and information about species that are similar to the invasive species.  Some of these are aquatic invasive species that you may encounter when looking for dragonflies.