We are working to increase public understanding and awareness of dragonflies, their conservation and the challenges they face, in order to increase action for dragonflies across Britain.
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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- Brown Hawker - Looked like a drone!
- In my garden around 6/7pm last friday. It came I think to eat the winds bounty. It really looked like a drone, we actually thought it was at first... I...
- Damsels in my garde
- Have small wildlife pond in my garden and over past few days have seen several damselflies up to 5 at a time one of which is noticeably larger than the...
- Male Brown Hawker
- Sunbathing on a paving stone in garden in full sun
- Greater London
- Hackney central unexpected sighting!
- Small backyard in very urban setting - one dragonfly appeared and settled on a clematis hedge followed by a second one a few minutes later. We have no idea why!
- Southern surprise...
- A Southern Hawker (female) Seen at the bottom of my garden resting on the top of a garden cane. I became aware of it by a sound; at first I...
- Willow Emerald Damselfly sighting
- Willow Emerald Damselfly spotted at RSPB Rainham Marshes reserve
- Willow Emerald Damselflies in Kent
- A four hour visit to Nethergong produced an amazing 386 WILLOW EMERALD DAMSELFLY, the most I have seen at this site. Also seen were 15 Emerald Damselfly, 7 Small red...
- Migrant hawkers in Canvey
- A group of 3 has been patrolling my garden now for a few days. Centre of town rather than the reserves. Pics available if reqested. One was stationary on a...
- Hello Hawker!
- Two mating Norfolk Hawkers by my pond near Wymondham Norfolk.
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