Working to conserve dragonflies and their wetland habitats

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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.

Join the British Dragonfly Society today for member benefits and to support our work.

Latest Sightings

What's Happening Near You

Stay up-to-date with dragonflies in your area.

Click a region of the map to see events, sightings and other information below.

Upcoming Events

Bushy Park Open Lab Day
Free FSC Biolinks course.
Dragons & Damsels of Morton Lochs Hotspot
Insect ID for Beginners at Lackford Lakes, Suffolk
run by Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

Identification help

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