Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Book on Dragonflies and Damselflies Grows Out of Author's Love of Flying and Birding

171 species of odonata (the class of insects commonly known as dragonflies and damselflies) have been documented in Georgia. This recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveals how Giff Beaton, an airline pilot and respected amateur ornithologist, came to write the authoritative work on odonata in Georgia. Scheduled for publication in Spring 2007, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast will feature more than 400 color photos and 150-plus color maps.

Lots of great
nature photography at Giff's web site
Odonata have been around for a
long time
cultural and artistic impact of odonata