Latest News

  • Fiona McKenna


    New Conservation Outreach Officer Fiona McKenna: Set to start on 12th March

  • Hairy Dragonfly (m) by David Kitching

    Cheshire: BDS County Dragonfly Recorders appointed.

  • Willow Emerald Damselfly distribution maps for 2016 and 2017 sightings. Adrian Parr

    Willow Emerald Watch 2017 Update: Is Willow Emerald Damselfly range expansion slowing down?

  • Guided walk. Photo by Daniele Muir.

    Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Grant Secured: funding new Conservation Outreach Officer role

  •  Danièle Muir and Andrea Hudspeth

    Scotland Officer Handover: Farewell to Danièle Muir, and a welcome to Andrea Hudspeth.



The iRecord Dragonflies App is available now. This exciting new development allows you to input and upload your dragonflies records in the field. Visit the website now to discover a new world of dragonfly recording.

Star of the Month

Emperor Dragonfly - maleEmperor Dragonfly Anax imperator is the largest species that occurs in Britain and one of the most impressive.  It is widespread in England and Wales and beginning to spread into Scotland.  It is very territorial with males patrolling over a pond or river and chasing away rivals and often other species that may come too close.  Patience is needed to find and photograph one perched but it is worth the effort.

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