Book Must Have: Europe’s Dragonflies
New book available in our shop now: Europe’s Dragonflies is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Europe. Written by two well-travelled experts, the book covers all 140 resident and vagrant species recorded, focussing on the field identification of adult insects. Concise species profiles highlight key identification features and provide information on behaviour, habitat preferences, distribution, flight periods, status and conservation. Other sections cover identification tips, conservation status and legislation. Presenting an unsurpassed selection of images of the highest quality, this is the go-to guide for anyone wishing to know more about these amazing and fascinating insects.
- Comprehensive coverage of every species of damselfly and dragonfly recorded in Europe
- Stunning colour plates showing males, females, immatures, colour forms, subspecies and
- typical habitat for every species
- More than 1,400 superb photographs, supplemented with illustrations of fine details
- Detailed profiles for the 140 resident and vagrant species
- Unique comparison plates for difficult groups
- Easy to use by beginners and experts alike, avoiding technical terms wherever possible
The authors: Dave Smallshire is an ecologist, lecturer and wildlife tour guide, and plays an active role in the British Dragonfly Society. He formerly worked as an environmental adviser to the UK government and is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Britain’s Dragonflies (Princeton WILDGuides). Andy Swash is managing director of WILDGuides and a well-known wildlife photographer and author. He is the co-author of Britain’s Dragonflies and seven other Princeton WILDGuides books, and has written and edited many other titles.
Available to buy in our shop now, all profits fund dragonfly conservation. Treat yourself and help dragonflies at the same time; it’s a win win situation.