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
Willow Emerald Chalcolestes viridis is perhaps the Star of the Year in 2014. After the first record in 2007, it has expanded its range in East Anglia and this year been found at a number of new sites well west of this. It is unusual in that eggs are laid in branches overhanging water, leaving characteristic scars as shown in the picture. These are distinctive and searching for them may well identify further sites. Photo courtesy of Gill Brook.