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As well as having come along to some of the events that the Discovering Dragonflies project ran, here are other ways to get involved and help dragonflies.


The British Dragonfly Society has an excellent site for all things dragonfly and damselfly.  This includes a guide to help with their identification.  A very good alternative is the BBC Nature site.

How to attract dragonflies and damselflies

Dragonflies are harmless to people and do not sting or bite. They keep the fly and mosquito population in check – eating their own body weight in bugs each half-hour!  They also great to watch, and come out when it is sunny.  So attracting these fascinating creatures is a win, win, win situation!  Once again the British Dragonfly Society have a comprehensive guide to help.

Creative and Educational Dragonfly Resources and Activities

The ever reliable British Dragonfly Society also has lots of ideas and resources for Primary School teachers.

Recording Dragonflies

Dragonflies are a largely overlooked group of insects, and most people aren’t able to identify common species.  As a result the recording of dragonflies is limited, which makes it difficult to assess population trends and identify species that require conservation action.  Why recording is important.

The British Dragonfly Society would like your dragonfly and damselfly sightings. Here is how you go about submitting them.