Dragonflies and Damselflies in the Hand is an identification guide intended for field use with diagnostic keys, illustrations, and detailed photos. Focusing on the western boreal forest, this book attempts to link dragonfly and damselfly diversity to various wetland habitat types in the northern reaches of the prairie provinces.
As the title suggests, this book is a “hands on” guide. You are invited to get to know dragonflies and damselflies through close observation in the places where they live. Doing so will grant you an opportunity to appreciate the exquisite details of one of nature’s most fascinating insect groups while enjoying the complex beauty of boreal wetland ecosystems.