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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- Scarce Darter, Cardiff
- Single female Scarce Darter seen in Grangemoor Park, Cardiff near the top of the hill. Appearance: Large flat bodied with orange abdomen. Clear dark stripe running along centre of abdomen....
- Norfolk Hawker WWT London
- 2 male Norfolk Hawkers at WWT London Wetland Centre. In Wildside, pond alongside "field lab". One make at either end of pond.
- White-legged Damselfly - Coombe Hill Meadows
- Two separate sightings, one drying out next to exuvia on a reed. The other was dryed out on meadow grass. Both were close to the Snipe Pool at Glos WT...
- Newly emerged Emperor Dragonfly
- Saw an amazing dragonfly just hanging out on a fence post in our garden in central Reading. Beautiful.
- 10+ fresh Gold-ringed Dragonflies flying around a bog jest east of the Glenfinnan monument.
- Blue Emperor Female
- Blue Emperor female seen egg laying alongside damselfly. At RSPB Bowers Gifford, Essex.
- Wrotham Park Dragonflies
- On a visit to Wrotham Park, South Mymms, today I spent some time at the ornamental pond where I watched many dragonflies:- Emperor(2), 4 Spot Chaser(1), and damselflies Azure(45), Red-eyed(15),...
- North Yorkshire
- Four Spotted Chaser
- A male Four Spotted Chaser resting on reed (newly emerged?) in a shallow pond at Nosterfield Nature Reserve, West Tanfield. Shuck of nymph body found also.
- White legged
- Many WL damsels of varying maturities.Longham lakes behind the pond.
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