D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust Supports Dorset’s Southern Damselflies Project

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust has awarded £2000 to the BDS’s Southern Damselflies Project. Over the past two years the BDS has been funding survey work in Purbeck, Dorset, to identify surviving Southern Damselfly populations and identify opportunities for habitat creation and enhancement. With the support of D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust the BDS can now fund … Continued

Volunteer Participation Survey

The Institute for Science and Mathematics at Kiel University, in Germany, would like to invite dragonfly recording volunteers to take part in a 20 minute online survey. Your answers will help researchers to better understand what participants get out of their involvement in citizen science projects. This will help researchers to develop projects in such … Continued

Dragonfly Challenge Coming Soon!

This July the British Dragonfly Society is running the Dragonfly Challenge #DragonflyChallenge2019 Can you find the 6 Challenge species? Follow the Dragonfly Challenge via facebook, twitter or instagram, or sign up to the newsletter for regular dragonfly facts, tips and activities. Find out more on the project web page

Dragonfly Delight at Rodley Hotspot Launch

We’re not quite sure what has happened but the weather behaved itself for another outdoor event! The sun shone on Rodley Nature Reserve as we all assembled our stalls early morning on Saturday. Banded Demoiselles were zipping around nearby and as the Leeds Birdfair at Rodley opened to the public crowds came in to chat … Continued

Stover Dragonfly Hotspot Launch Success!

On Saturday June 1st the weather gods were smiling down on us as we assembled our team of volunteers at the beautiful Stover Country Park in Devon. We were at this special place for a very special reason, to officially launch it as Dragonfly Hotspot! Stover was chosen to receive this special designation because it … Continued

Hopes flying high for seeing rare dragonflies in north Cumbria

An exciting conservation project is introducing one of Britain’s rarest dragonflies to Drumburgh Moss. The white-faced darter, a small, dark dragonfly with a distinctive white head, is currently only found in a handful of sites across England. Cumbria Wildlife Trust, the British Dragonfly Society and Natural England have launched a programme to introduce this rare species at Drumburgh Moss National … Continued

Assistance Needed with Specimen Collection for Portuguese Research Project

Ricardo Bessa is needs the help of British entomologists to complete his PhD at the Research Institute on Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, in Portugal. The objective of his PhD is to explore the bactericidal properties of insect wings’ nanotopographies from a broad range of insect species and attempt to synthetically replicate those structures. This work builds … Continued