British Dragonfly Society


We are the voice for dragonflies in Britain and we work to conserve them and their wetland habitats. The charity was established in 1983 and our key aims are to improve understanding and awareness of dragonflies, their conservation and the challenges they face, in order to increase action for dragonflies across Britain.

We hope you enjoy exploring this site, where you will find information on British dragonflies and their habitats, our projects and volunteering opportunities, as well as the latest dragonfly news and upcoming events.

Title image: Large Red Damselfly larva by Christophe Brochard

Upcoming Events

Dragonfly Day and Guided Walk at Whisby Dragonfly Hotspot, Lincolnshire
Discovering Dragonflies Workshop Session 2: An Introduction to Dragonfly & Damselfly Identification
Shropshire County Dragonfly Recorder Sue Rees Evans is running 2 dragonfly workshops aimed at beginners.
Dragons & Damsels Walk
Caerlaverock is a hot-spot for a variety of damselflies and dragonflies, join us to find and learn more about these fascinating creatures.

What's Happening Near You

Visit your county page for lots of useful information, including. . .

Details about your local dragonfly group.

Your locally important species.

An interactive map of top sites to visit in the county.

Recent dragonfly-related news from the area.

Upcoming events, such as field meetings and training courses.


Double-click your region on the map to the right —>>>

Identification help

Need a hand identifying a dragonfly? Find it using our nifty help page.