Latest News

  • male white-faced darter by david kitching

    An update from Foulshaw Moss: white-faced darter re-introduction success continues

  • Brackenhurst Campus

    2016 BDS Annual Meeting: open to everyone on Saturday 19th November at Nottingham Trent University

  • New President: Welcome to the new BDS President: Mike Dilger! 

  • Dragonfly Day Discovery: Rare Norfolk Hawker found at Wicken Fen!

  • Student Project Opportunity: investigating Cheshire’s White-faced Darters


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

Southern Hawker - Brian Walker

Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea  is a large and distinctive dragonfly which often wanders a long way from water.  It is a frequent visitor to gardens and may seem to be very curious and buzz around people.  When perched, it usually hangs vertically from a twig or other perch and is easily overlooked.  The two large green patches on the thorax are distinctive and help to identify it.