Latest News

  • Southern emerald damselfly by Christophe Brochard

    New Damselfly Discovered on the Isle of Wight: the southern emerald damselfly spreads its UK range

  • Daniele at work

    We're recruiting! We are looking for someone to fill the exciting role of Scotland Officer.

  • Image: Mesosticta davidattenboroughi preserved in amber. © Zheng, Wang, Nel, Jarzembowski, Zhang & Chang, 2017

    Damselfly Named after BDS Patron: after being newly discovered in amber

  • Consoff photo

    New Conservation Officer: Eleanor Colver, our new Conservation Officer, started on 1st September.

  • Holiday Inn Bristol Filton

    BDS Annual Meeting and AGM: Saturday 18th November at the Holiday Inn, Bristol. Members & non-Members welcome.



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

Migrant Hawker  - Brian Walker

Migrant Hawker Aeshna mixta is smaller than the other autumn flying hawker dragonflies.  It was named when it was mainly a migrant to this country but it is now a wide spread and abundant resident, that is still expanding its range.  It is the easiest of the Hawkers to photograph in flight as it tends to hover for longish periods and return to a favoured spot.