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
The Migrant Hawker Aeshna mixta was originally named when it was only a migrant to this country. It is now firmly established as a resident species, although migrants do still arrive in the autumn. It is much less territorial than other hawkers and a number may be found together. It will hover for long periods, making it the easiest of the hawkers to photograph in flight.