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 Scarce Chaser Libellula fulva is beginning to out-live its common name as it is being found in new areas every year and seems to be continuing the range expansion highlighted in the Atlas. While it is essentially a species that breeds in mature river systems it is also colonising canals, ponds and ditches. It does seem to require lush bankside vegetation to flourish.