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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.