Latest News

  • Large Red Damselfly David Cooper

    Start of the 2017 Season: Large Red Damselflies and Vagrant Emperors in Cornwall

  • Spring Meeting at lunch byBrian Walker

    Spring Meeting 2017: report on a successful day

  • 'The Why? Group' launched: Join the BDS's recently-launched Discussion Group - a forum for dragonfly enthusiasts to present and talk about interesting observations and personal study projects.

  • Scottish Work

    New Funding Boost: breathing life into Scotland's Dragonflies

  • Dragonflies & Damselflies of Northumberland and Durham

    New Book Release: Atlas to the Dragonflies of Durham & Northumberland


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

Club-tailed Dragonfly  - Brian Walker

Club-tailed Dragonfly Gomphus vulgatissimus is a medium sized dragonfly with a restricted distribution along rivers in the southern part of England and Wales. We have launched Clubtail Count this year, a citizen science survey aimed at gaining a better understanding of the distribution of this vulnerable species. We are keen to receive records of this species and there is still time to sign up to survey a section of river.