Unpublished Press & Media

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  • 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.

  • BRC Workshop
    24th April 2014

    The Biological Records Centre (BRC) is running a workshop on freshwater recording which is being hosted by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Lancaster on the 8th May 2014.  During the workshop there will be an opportunity for schemes and societies to provide an update on their activities to others involved in freshwater recording.

  • Northern Damselfly taken by Allan Brandon
    23rd April 2014

    The first ever Scottish Dragonfly Conference took place in Perth on 12 April 2014 with over 50 dragonfly enthusiasts attending.  Topics covered included a review of recording work to date with a preview of the New Dragonfly Atlas and plans for the future, as well more detailed talks on Northern Damselfly and Azure Hawker, two species restricted to Scotland within the British Isles, where there is much still to learn about their habitat requirements and behaviour.

  • Vagrant Emperor
    4th April 2014

    In February and March, we received sightings of large Hawkers, these were most likely Vagrant Emperors.  Will more turn up following the recent dust that has blown up from the Sahara?  Also our first native species of the year has been seen, a Large Red Damselfly in Suffolk on 29th March.


  • Northern Damselfly
    4th March 2014

    The first ever Scottish Dragonfly Conference will take place on Saturday 12th April at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 78 George Street, Perth, PH1 5LB. The programme will include updates on the Dragonfly Atlas, Recording in Scotland, dragonfly survey training in Scotland and news about the Northern Damselfly and Azure Hawker surveys.

  • BDS in Wales homepage
    9th December 2013

    The BDS has a new section on our website that is dedicated to dragonflies and damselflies in Wales and some of the work that we are doing in Wales.  From this page you will be able to plan a trip to see dragonflies, find out which species occur in Wales and learn about the conservation work that we are doing to protect Southern Damselflies, one of the rare species of Damselfly that occurs there.

  • DRN
    13th January 2014

    The 2014 meeting of the Dragonfly Recording Network will be held on Saturday 29th March 2014 at Bubbenhall Village Hall, near Coventry CV8 3BW.  The keynote speaker is Prof. Tim Sparks who will be talking on phenology, demonstrating how our records can help understand how the climate is changing and there will be a sneak preview of the forthcoming atlas.