Common Dragonflies of California

A Beginner's Pocket Guide

By Kathy Biggs

ISBN 0-9677934-0-8
Pub. Date May 2000

second printing (October 2000)

A limited # of 1st printing books have been returned from bookstores and are now available here for only $7.50.
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Learn how to identify the dragonflies and damselflies you see in your yards and on your outings

- softbound (laminated cover), 96 pages

- fits in your pocket (5.75" X 4.5")

- dragonflies and damselflies included

- 77 species covered: 6 family pages with live scanned dragonflies; 58 species pages with photos; 2 pages with anatomical sketches; species paired by similarities

- sizes, descriptions, comparisons, habitats, flight periods, behavior, distribution

- includes a checklist of all CA species

- now containing 119 color photos/scans

- $9.95 plus tax* and shipping

*CA residents must add sales tax

- copies ordered from this website will be autographed by the author

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Although there are several dragonfly and damselfly guides for the Eastern USA, this is the ONLY dragonfly guidebook specifically for California and its neighboring states. Author, Kathy Biggs, is the creator of the award winning website "Dragonflies and Damselflies of California" which can be accessed from the link below. The author can be contacted through her email address (below) for further information.

Rich Stallcup says,
"Common Dragonflies of California is great! It fills the niche in California Wildlife field-guides that was begging to be occupied! The color balance is dead-on reality. With Common Dragonflies of California's petite dimensions and lightweight, it should ride in the pocket or backpack of every naturalist, hiker and biker in the state from May through September." Rich Stallcup of the Point Reyes Bird Observatory is one of the best known 'birders' in CA and the author of several birding books. Rich began using one of the prototype copies of Common Dragonflies of California in early 1999.

Send email to Kathy Biggs for more information.

Click here to go to Kathy's California Dragonfly and Damselfly website.

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