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This site covers all dragonfly-related topics, from their origins 300 million years ago to their species distributions across Britain today. Whether you’re a professional researcher, a BDS member, curious about the natural world – or all three – we hope you’ll find it a useful and interesting resource.
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- A Swarm of happy Emperor Dragonflies!
- At a local forest in Horsell, was a small lake with Emperor buzzing every where! We now call it dragonfly lake!
- Hampshire and Isle of Wight
- Dragonflies over an unused swimming pool
- Observed two ( a pair?) of Red Veined Darters on 14 & 15 Sept. 19 over our unused stagnant swimming pool in a rural garden which has been undisturbed for...
- Golden ? In my conservatory
- Found her (I think ) in my conservatory on the floor tiles this morning. Lovely green and golden rings. Used to see a lot here in Nottinghamshire village when we...
- Isle of Wight
- Late Summer Sunshine Helps Southern Emeralds at Yarmouth.
- This period of warm late summer weather hopefully will prolong the season for the Southern Emeralds at Yarmouth,Isle of Wight.Three male and one female seen today,the males at the small...
- Blaenau Gwent
- Common Darted Male
- Spotted on Llangattock Mountain Range South Wales Very friendly and curious
- An indecisive chap, chappess?
- Green thorax, blue eyes. From above, green markings down to the last two segments of it's abdomen, which were blue. From the side, abdomen had blue markings. It came to...
- First to the pond
- We have a new pond in the garden, and within 2 weeks of filling it the southern Hawker has made two long visits, touching down on the damp grassy bank...
- Warwickshire, Birmingham and Black Country
- At rest on my curtains
- Went to close my curtains and it was sitting there last night. Looks like female Emperor. Birmingham area.
- Greater London
- Southern Hawker in Hanwell?
- Large dragonfly spotted at waterside of boggy Connolly Dell, similar colouring to female Southern Hawker but significantly thicker body than photos here. About 8-9 cm long, 12-13cm wingspan. No photos...
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