Press & Media Archive

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  • 17th December 2014

    Thinking of buying for the new edition of 'Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland'? Our Conservation Officer's review may help you decide.

  • 11th December 2014

    Is there something missing from your Christmas tree? Click on the link for step by step instructions on how to make your own dragonfly Christmas tree decoration.

  • Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Great Britain and Ireland
    4th December 2014

    Have you got all the latest Dragonfly Books? There have been several new ones this year and they are all available from the BDS Shop, though you're probably too late for delivery by Christmas. The new Field Guide is published available now.

  • 12th October 2014

    All members are invited to this year's BDS Annual Meeting on Saturday 15th November at the WWT London Wetland Centre, Barnes, London SW13. The programme is now published and we have varied talks and an opportunity to look around the centre.

  • Willow Emerald Darren Bast
    4th September 2014

    After yesterday's news of a new Willow Emerald site in Surrey, today, there is news of the species turning up in a county where is has not been recorded before! Willow Emeralds have been spotted for the first time in Hertfordshire by Darren Bast. Read Darren’s account of his discovery here.

  • Female Willow Emerald Damselfly by Adrian Parr
    2nd September 2014

    The Willow Emerald Damselfly is a recent colonist to South East England, a new site has been discovered away from known areas and we now think there may be more undiscovered sites for this species. Look carefully at the bark of branches of waterside trees for the characteristic pattern of galls indicating that Willow Emerald oviposition has taken place.

  • Golden-ringed Dragonfly Golden Ale Christina Chelmick
    13th August 2014

    The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) have teamed up with craft beer design specialists ‘From the Notebook Limited’ (FTN) to launch their first Dragonfly beer, Golden-ringed Dragonfly Golden Ale, with royalties from sales helping the work of BDS.

  • The BDS Birdfair crew with Nick Baker 2013
    7th August 2014

    We are looking forward to the Birdfair which is on 15th – 17th August. Come and see us and we will answer any dragonfly / habitat questions. We also have a membership promotion, so if you are not already a BDS member, it is the perfect time to join us!

  • Pond dipping at Wicken Fen, Pam Taylor
    27th June 2014

    The British Dragonfly Society’s annual Dragonfly Day is on Sunday 6th July at Wicken Fen, home of the Dragonfly Centre.
    There will be a host of activities and it will be a great day out for all of the family.

  • Norfolk Hawker taken by Marc Heath
    25th June 2014

    The rare Norfolk Hawker has been expanding its range. Recent sightings mean that this species is now present in four 10km squares in Kent.