Latest News

  • Dragonfly Week Announced: 15th-23rd July 2017

  • BDS Fundraiser: new member of staff joins our growing society

  • Spring Meeting 2017: on Saturday 11th March, near York

  • Climate Change: brings 11 Species of Dragonfly to the UK

  • A look back at 2016: the main dragonfly and BDS events of the year


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

Beautiful Demoiselle female  - Brian Walker

Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo is generally found in faster flowing streams in southern and western Britain, although it seems to be spreading into slower waters where Banded Demoiselle is more typical.  Males of the two species are fairly easily separated but females need a closer look.  Female Beautiful Demoiselle’s have brown wings, sometimes showing as almost orange in the right light, while female Banded Demoiselle have greenish wings.