Working to conserve dragonflies and their wetland habitats

Latest News

  • Gen Dalley, Conservation Officer

    We are delighted to announce that Genevieve Dalley has been appointed to the Conservation Officer post, succeeding Claire Install.

  • Conservation work 2015 Photo by Stephen and Anne Coker

    Important work has been carried out to restore and create new habitat for the endangered Southern Damselfly in the Preseli SAC. This work has been carried out by the BDS in partnership with Pembrokeshire Biodiversity Partnership, Natural Resources Wales and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.


  • 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 long awaited new Atlas of Dragonflies in Britain and Ireland was published on 28th May 2014. This full colour, hardback book (280 pages) from the British Dragonfly Society maps the distribution of all 56 species of damselfly and dragonfly in Britain and Ireland. It can be purchased for £32 + p & p from our own Shop, the FSC website and all good bookshops.

Don't miss ... Paul-André Robert and his life’s work on dragonfly larvae

- would you be interested in owning a copy of this marvellous work ?


Star of the Month

Small Red Damselfly female - Brian Walker

 Small Red Damselfly Ceriagrion tenellum occurs in boggy areas in southern England and west Wales.  Whilst it is scarce, its population seems reasonably stable at present.  The main threat to it comes from loss of habitat through drainage or forestation.  The only other red damselfly occurring in Britain is the much commoner and widespread Large Red Damselfly.