Dragonfly records from the British Dragonfly Society Recording Scheme
Dragonfly and damselfly records collected and collated by the BDS Recording Scheme (formerly the Dragonfly Recording Network), a part of the British Dragonfly Society, for the period 1800-2019.
This dataset incorporates the whole of the DRN dataset formerly on the NBN Gateway and the more recent records maintained in iRecord. Data for recent years may be incomplete. Unverified records are added only when accepted. It is the Society's intention that the dataset will be updated at least annually.
Great Britain. All records are provided to NBN Atlas with an OSGB36 grid reference. For records from Ireland please refer to the appropriate CEDaR dataset. Records from the Channel Islands are not included.
This dataset represents the curated, accepted records of the BDS. It aims to provide full coverage across Great Britain and welcomes additional contributions via iRecord or otherwise by arrangement.
Records are only included after verification and acceptance by a BDS County Dragonfly Recorder. The date of the most recent verification is included in the dynamicProperties term, 'verifiedDate' sub-term. Records of vague taxa above genus level have been excluded. In general, those records awarded 'Accepted - correct' status have photographic or specimen evidence seen by the verifier whereas those awarded 'Accepted - considered correct' do not pass this strict test.
Field observations with individual counts of Life Stages. Some records are from site monitoring. Where the custom field 'Recorded all species' is set, the recorder asserts having recorded all species seen on that date at that site, not just the interesting ones.
British Dragonfly Society Recording Scheme (2020). Dragonfly records from the British Dragonfly Society Recording Scheme
BDS follows NBN's Open Data recommendations and has a policy that only records with a licence of CC BY or more open are included. Data from other organisations are included with permission and remain the copyright of the provider. Where available the provider's initials and UNIDs are included per-record in the otherCatalogNumbers term for traceability.
Looking up... the number of records that can be accessed through the NBN Atlas. This resource was last checked for updated data on 27 Jul 2020. The most recent data was published on 27 Jul 2020.Click to view records for the Dragonfly records from the British Dragonfly Society Recording Scheme resource.