The long awaited new Atlas of Dragonflies in Britain and Ireland was published on 28th May 2014. This full colour, hardback book (280 pages) from the British Dragonfly Society maps the distribution of all 56 species of damselfly and dragonfly in Britain and Ireland. It can be purchased for £32 + p & p from our own Shop, the FSC website and all good bookshops.
Star of the Month
Four-spotted Chaser Libellula quadri-maculata is named for the four dark marks on the leading edge of each wing pair. It is a fairly common species throughout the British Isles with records as far north as Shetland. It will occupy any area of standing water with marginal vegetation and males will perch conspicuously on stems on the look-out for intruding males or a potential mate.