Become a member of the British Dragonfly Society
Dragonflies and damselflies are beautiful insects and spectacular aviators with a fascinating life cycle, which appeals to people of all ages. They are excellent bio-indicators of the health of our wetlands. They’re also symbols of courage and luck. The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) is a membership charity and the world’s largest organisation dedicated to the study and conservation of dragonflies, damselflies and their wetland habitats.
Members are our life-blood. Our membership is 1,600 and increasing. A growing membership is essential for the viability of BDS and will enable us to undertake and deliver more conservation, education and recording projects which benefit our dragonflies and damselflies.
Here are some of the benefits of being a member:
We produce a magazine, "Dragonfly News", twice a year, with news from the dragonfly world and BDS member activities.
The BDS Journal, published twice a year, is internationally respected and contains some of the latest research into dragonfly biology and behaviour.
A programme of field trips is organised through the summer where experts introduce members to the environment and species of national sites.
Members are invited to an annual member's day in the Autumn with talks, presentations, exhibitions of member's photos, stalls and a chance to meet like minded naturalists.
You will receive details of how to take part in the Dragonfly Recording Network who monitor British dragonflies.
By joining, you will be supporting a wetland conservation society that is a valued advisor to government agencies, the RSPB, The National Trust and private landowners.
You will receive details of your local group where you can meet other members.
The BDS is an enthusiastic and friendly charity. We welcome anyone with an interest in dragonflies and damselflies. A membership of the British Dragonfly Society provides a superb gift whatever the occasion and is a fantastic way to support the conservation of dragonflies and damselflies.