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
Broad-bodied Chaser Libellula depressa is a medium sized dragonfly and is seen around the margins of lakes and ponds in early summer. Males often have a favoured perch to which they will return after flying out after prey or a potential mate. This habit provides an opportunity for photography provided you are careful and patient. The Atlas shows that this species is steadily expanding north in Britain.