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
Common Hawker Aeshna juncea only lives up to its common name in the north and west of the British Isles. It is absent or rare in the lowlands south east of a line between the rivers Tees and Exe. In these areas in is restricted to remaining areas of acid bog or heathland. It is much more likely for the rather similar Migrant Hawker to be encountered in this region. Photo courtesy of David Kitchen.