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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- Still going strong
- At least 20 common darters, including some pairs, on the wing at RSPB Greylake in Somerset. Six seen sitting in the sunshine on a wooden bench, who can blame them.
- Vagrant Emperor
- Probable female Vagrant Emperor, feeding above the dune pond, Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve
- Like a summers day...
- Spotted at least 15 common darters (including 2 pairs mating) and 3 migrant hawkers males. Possibly a very fast emperor, but didn't get a good enough siting to positively identify....
- Willow Emerald Damselflies in Kent
- I spent a productive 3hrs at Nethergong this afternoon in beautiful sunshine, light winds and about 12 degrees celsius. I was rewarded with 22 WILLOW EMERALD DAMSELFLY, 23 Common Darter...
- HALLOWEEN DELIGHTS
- 4 FEMALE & 2 MALE COMMON DARTER DRAGONS SEEN ON THE VIKING WAY JUST OUTSIDE DONINGTON ON BAIN BY THE LAKE. 31/10/19 AT NOON SUN BATHING.
- Vagrant Emperor, Lepe CP, Hants
- Single individual photographed on edge of creek. Very torpid.
- Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger), Hove
- Just found my first UK Vagrant Emperor (Anax ephippiger), whilst walking my dog today. A rather torpid female in Dyke Road Park, Hove ( 50.836562°, -0.155512°), 16:30, 30 October 2019.
- Female Vagrant Emperor, seen well for several minutes at Foreness Point early afternoon, down to six feet at times.
- Migrant Hawker taking advantage of Brexit delay!
- Male Migrant Hawker at Queen's Park, Bournemouth. Photographed.
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