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
Brown Hawker Aeshna grandis is a large hawker dragonfly which is very distinctive with its brown wings. It has a fairly southerly distribution in the British Isles and seems plentiful in its core range but its range is not expanding as much as other species with a similar distribution. Its inability to expand into areas with apparently suitable habitat is a puzzle.