The Dragonfly Diaries

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Britain is home to some 40 species of dragonfly, and public interest in their plight is high right now thanks to their primeval beauty, aerobatic grace, and a growing realization of their importance for water ecosystems. In The Dragonfly Diaries, Ruary Mackenzie Dodds shares his quirky fascination for these remarkable creatures over the 25 years he has been photographing and working with them. Combining fascinating description of the lives of dragonflies, with a diary chronicling the ups and downs of establishing Britain’s first public dragonfly sanctuary, The Dragonfly Diaries is a must for nature buffs and for anyone who wants to be inspired by the resolve and dedication of a man on a mission to save these critically important insects.

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Ruary Mackenzie Dodds is one of the UK’s leading experts on dragonflies. He is a regular contributor to BBC programs such as Countryfile, Springwatch, and Nature Detectives. Ruary has also written Aberfeldy: The History of a Highland Community and Luc de Fontanac’s War.

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"This lovely book catalogues [Ruary's] journey . . . and cements his status as one of Britain's greatest living naturalists." —Chris Packham, naturalist"This is a wonderful book, it is inspirational. A must have for any one that is thinking about getting into dragonflies!” —British Dragonfly Society"Irresistible and immensely warming. [Dodds] has a lovely turn of phrase and the reader is right there with him, absorbing the magic." —Peter Mayhew, University of York, Antenna Journal
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