Press & Media Archive

This page is an accumulation of all the recent Latest News stories shown on the Homepage.  Click on the link to view the full story.

  • 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.

  • 20th June 2014

    The British Dragonfly Society will be holding three courses entitled ‘Dragonflies; Lifecycle, Identification Tips and Recording’ in Wales this Summer.

  • Hairy Dragonfly at Llangorse Lake Keith Noble
    19th June 2014

    Hairy Dragonflies have been spotted in S012 in Breconshire, 50 years after they were last spotted there!

    Click 'read more' to read Keith Noble’s (BDS Breconshire Vice County Recorder) account of his rediscovery.


  • Photo taken by Heather Lowther
    28th May 2014

    A new atlas of the dragonflies of Britain and Ireland is published today. The atlas is the result of a five year research project by the British Dragonfly Society (BDS) which builds on data collected over the last two centuries.

  • 28th May 2014

    Are there dragonflies and damselflies in a pond near you? Use our new spotters guide to identify six damselfly and dragonfly species commonly seen at ponds. This leaflet has been produced as part of our work with Scottish Natural Heritage. Find out more about the BDS’s work in Scotland under the ‘projects’ tab of this website.

  • 28th May 2014

    For the fourth year in a row, the BDS are looking forward to Gardening Scotland. Gardening Scotland is at the Royal Highland Centre next to Edinburgh airport from Friday 30th May to Sunday 1st June. Come and say hello, our stand is in the ‘Living Gardens’ section.

  • 1st May 2014

    We're  pleased to announce that arrangements for the venue of this year's BDS Members' Day, on Saturday 15th November, have now been finalised. We will be holding the meeting at the WWT London Wetland Centre, Barnes, SW13 9WT. This is a marvellous site bringing the countryside to London.