The best collection available of photos of living dragonflies, organized to facilitate field identification.
Dragonfly-watching is fast becoming an enjoyable and equally exciting hobby
for many of those who love butterfly-watching.
This book picks up on that trend and brings it to the reader in an attractive
and accessible format. A new addition to Oxford's acclaimed Butterflies
through Binoculars series of field guides, Dragonflies through Binoculars
allows for quick and easy identification of all the 300-plus species of
dragonflies that have been found in the United States and Canada. In these
well-illustrated pages, Sidney W. Dunkle answers any query the beginner or
expert might have on the subject of dragonfly-watching on this continent --
what kind of binoculars to buy, where to start looking for dragonflies, how to
photograph these striking creatures, which clubs or societies to join, and so
forth. Other important features for this handy field guide include detailed
accounts of every species mentioned, useful information on habitats,
explanations of mating rituals, full-color photographs of most of the species
described, and range maps.
* Covers all 307 species found in North America, including Petaltails, Darners, Clubtails, Spiketails, Cruisers, Emeralds, and Skimmers
* Highly useful supplementary materials also featured: a bibliography, a
checklist for sightings, and an index
* Includes 48 full-color plates
October, 2000. Paper; 352 pages.
Product Code: CG0195112687