The following publications have been made available by the BDS to be used by anyone who wishes to make a positive contribution to the conservation of Dragonflies.


Whether you are a reserve manager, a teacher or simply a lover of dragonflies, there will be something here for you to give you ideas and information on how to conserve and promote dragonflies.

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For all our Scottish leaflets, follow this link.

For our full Education Pack, follow this link.


General Info

The Life and Times of a Dragonfly    

Garden pond and

habitat management

A Brief Guide to Garden Ponds for Dragonflies Dig a Pond for Dragonflies

Managing Habitats for Dragonflies

Your Pond Through the Seasons


Water Soldier





Ponds as a Community and

Educational Resource

Creating Engagement between

People and Dragonflies 

Species Profiles 


Scarce Blue-tailed Damselfly

(Ischnura pumilio)

White-faced Darter

(Leucorrhinia dubia)

Norfolk Hawker

(Anaciaeschna isoceles)

Common Clubtail 

(Gomphus vulgatissimus)

Downy Emerald

(Cordulia aenea)

Southern Damselfly

Management Handbook