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British Dragonfly SocietyBritish Dragonfly Society

Charity no.: 800169

The aims of the BDS are to promote and encourage the study and conservation of dragonflies and their natural habitats, especially in the United Kingdom.

It is a membership organisation (15 currently) and produces a Newsletter and a Journal.  The website has  a lot of information including On-line Recording and a Hot News section.  This also has advice on ponds etc.  This is

Activities and services:


  • Recording scheme with annual report
  • Field surveys
  • Dragonfly and larvae identification training
  • Research
  • Conservation advice

Geographic coverage:

This is a national society. The contact listed covers Oxfordshire.

Key contacts:

Brian Walker, 49 Roman Way, Wantage, Oxon OX12 9YF. Tel. 01235 768707. email [email protected]


For organisations that have a geographical coverage that stretches beyond Oxfordshire, the most accessible contact for Oxfordshire activities is listed. M - These groups run a membership subscription scheme, but will very often provide initial advice free of charge NL - Newsletter This Directory may not provide the total coverage of the activities of the groups listed. It concentrates on environmental and nature conservation activities. Disclaimer: ONCF cannot  accept liability for any losses due to the inaccuracy of any information in this Directory.