Unpublished Press & Media

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  • BDS team holding the award
    26th August 2015

    The recent Birdfair at Rutland Water was a big success for BDS and we were awarded second place in the Best Conservation Stand catgeory. 

  • 3rd August 2015

    Expert ecologists at the Royal Society of Biology have come up with a list of ten of their favourite species and now they want to know what the rest of the UK thinks. Included among them is the Emperor Dragonfly, so here's your opportunity to vote for the UK's biggest and most stately dragon in a national poll. To see all the candidates and pick your favourite, visit the RSB's Favourite UK Insect page. Can you risk voting for anyone other than the Emperor?

  • Gen Dalley, Conservation Officer
    15th July 2015

    We are delighted to announce that Genevieve Dalley has been appointed to the Conservation Officer post, succeeding Claire Install.

  • Conservation work 2015 Photo by Stephen and Anne Coker
    30th April 2015

    Important work has been carried out to restore and create new habitat for the endangered Southern Damselfly in the Preseli SAC. This work has been carried out by the BDS in partnership with Pembrokeshire Biodiversity Partnership, Natural Resources Wales and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.


  • 24th April 2015

    Claire Install, who has been Conservation Officer for the British Dragonfly Society for the past 6 years, left us on 20 May 2015, having been appointed as Senior Conservation Officer with Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. 

  • 23rd April 2015

    Hot water could be the answer to stopping aquatic invasive species from “hitchhiking” around Britain on anglers’ and canoeists’ kit, according to a new study.


  • The Dragonflies of Lancashire and North Merseyside
    30th March 2015

    Just published in full colour, the Dragonflies of Lancashire and North Merseyside provides a comprehensive of all 24 species seen there. The distribution and breeding status of each species are mapped and details of flight periods illustrated, with particular emphasis on changes brought about by climate change.

  • 18th March 2015

    Job Advert - Foxearth Project Manager


    £17,500 pro rata, 2.5 days per week, 2 year fixed term contract

    A Rocha need a project manager for their new wetland nature reserve on the Suffolk/Essex border. The site will be managed for a wide range of wildlife and with local community interests in mind.

    There will be a particular focus on Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies).

  • DRN Recorders' Day 14th March 2015
    7th February 2015

    Our annual Recorders' Day 2015 was held on Sat 14th March at Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottingham. It proved very popular and there was a fascinating range of topics presented. The indoor part of the day ended with an expert panel answering dragonfly related questions. This was followed by a tour of the reserve led by professional Ecologist and Trustee David Goddard.

  • 31st December 2014

    Close your eyes and listen to the purring tones of Ruary Mackenzie Dodds as he enthuses about the lives of dragonflies.