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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- Emperor dragonfly of the North
- Early morning the female Emperor Dragonfly landed in our small yard in central Redcar with no ponds, water nearby.
- Hedgerow Hawker
- Whilst walking my dog i noticed a hawker flying along the top of a tall hedge not far from my house at Hare Park Six Mile Bottom. Luckily it landed...
- Greater London
- Male brown hawker
- Lakes near heathrow
- Not so scarce Scarce Chaser
- Several male Scarce chasers near Surlingham in Norfolk this morning.
- Emporer northants
- Near big foot pond Irchester Country park
- Scarce Chaser
- Scarce Chaser Dragonfly, at least I think that's what it is. Along the River Chelmer canal Langford, Essex.
- Thorndon Park.
- Brown hawker- four. Migrant hawker- at least one. Black tailed skimmer- one.
- Dragonfly surprise
- Whilst observing butterflies on 2 large Buddleia bushes, i was surprised to see a female Common Darter land on a flower spike. The sun had gone behind the clouds for...
- Town Common
- A warm Afternoon at Christchurch Town Common - saw many Brown Hawkers and Black Darters ( male and female ) on the heath. Emperors and Four spotted chasers on the...
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