Book Must Have: Europe’s Dragonflies

New book available in our shop now: Europe’s Dragonflies is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Europe. Written by two well-travelled experts, the book covers all 140 resident and vagrant species recorded, focussing on the field identification of adult insects. Concise species profiles highlight key … Continued

Dragonfly Reports to the End of May

Written by Brian Walker, BDS Chairperson.   Reports of Dragonflies have continued to flood into our recent sightings page, helped no doubt by the sunniest May on record.  By the end of week 22 (1st June) Broad-bodied Chaser had just overtaken Large Red Damselfly as the most frequently reported species.  Many reports are of the … Continued

BDS featured on talk: Wildlife

Subscribe to the talk:Widlife YouTube channel to listen to fascinating discussions about wildlife conservation across the world. You will also be able to watch interviews with BDS staff giving updates on the latest dragonfly projects you can get involved with. Watch the latest interviews here   You can also for talk: Wildlife on Facebook @talkwildlife … Continued

Guide to Summer Garden Dragonflies

The dragonfly season is well under way so make sure you keep an eye out for insects visiting your garden. Here is a short guide to the species you can expect to see in June and July.   Report a sighting   Learn about gardening for dragonflies

Exciting New Job Opportunity at the BTO

Our friends at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) have asked if we could share the details of an exciting new job vacancy. They are looking for a new Chief Executive Officer, it is a full time role, based in Norfolk but with the opportunity for some home working too. They are looking for a … Continued

Exuviae specimens needed!

The BDS have had a request for exuviae to use as training resources for the Environment Agency. The following species are required: – Erythromma viridulum – Ischnura pumilio – Aeshna mixta – Aeshna caerulea – Anaciaeshna isoceles – Somatochlora arctica – Cordulia aenea – Somatochlora metallica – Sympetrum fonscolombii – Sympetrum danae – Sympetrum flaveolum … Continued