| First title in Stackpole Books' new Wild Guide series
A complete, expert introduction to the world of dragonflies and also covers damselflies
Detailed color drawings of different species and behaviors|
Dazzling in appearance, idiosyncratic in behavior, dragonflies and damselflies have long captured the imaginations of nature lovers. In this illustrated natural history guide, Cynthia Berger takes the reader on a whirlwind trip through the lives of these intriguing insects, from their birth underwater (where they actually spend most of their lives as ferocious nymphs) to their miraculous transformation into free-flying adults. Features a field guide to the most common North American species--including life-size silhouettes for easy identification--as well as tips for observing dragonflies in the wild and attracting them to your backyard.
About the Author:
The work of nature writer Cynthia Berger has appeared in magazines such as National Wildlife, Sports Afield, and Birder's World. A writer for the radio programs "Earth and Sky" and "The Ocean Report," she is also the author of The Bluebird Monitor's Guide to Bluebirds and Other Small Cavity Nesters.
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