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Common Dragonflies of California Second edition Edition
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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 its petite dimensions and light weight, it should ride in the pocket or backpack of every naturalist, hiker and biker in the state from May through September. --Rich Stallcup, PRBO CA, author Pelagic Birds of Monterey Bay
Common Dragonflies of California is an uncommon book. Full of sound advice and chock full of excellent color photos, this book will be of great interest to any California nature lover. I am the kind of person who loves to know the name of every tree, shrub, flower, reptile, bird and fish that I see. Now that I have this little jewel, I'm going to learn how to identify the dragonflies too. The more we learn about nature, the more enjoyment we get from it. I highly recommend this fine book! I expect it would make a great present too, for the right person. --Tom Ogren, author of Allergy-Free Gardening
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So happy to have it in my natural history collection!
I have other dragonfly books, including two on California/West Coast dragonflies, but this particular book is the one I've ordered extra copies of. For $9.95, assuming you live in California (or nearby?), this will serve you extraordinarily well, both as a work of dragonfly art & wonderment, and as a handy and accurate field guide when you go for a hike or other outdoor exploration.
In fact, this book makes me very much want to put a fountain or small pond or other water feature, on our property here in northern California.
At this price point it makes for an awesome gift...especially for all those kids you're trying to get turned on to nature instead of video games. After all - let's face it - dragonflies are way cooler than birding and all that other boring "outdoorsie" kinda stuff! (well at least according to kids who think birding is boring)
I highly recommend it. Now if we can just get her to do guides for some of the other states.....
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Not complete but I've not yet photographed a dragonfly or damsel fly in California that's not in it. Excellent photos and helpful text and index. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Wings42
Beginner here loving this book. Great photos and a website to accompany are very helpful.
Small pocket size, yet still has font big enough to not need the 2. Read more
This book is beautiful. The glossy color photos are clear and gorgeous. It's introductory information is perfect for beginners like me. Read morePublished on June 16, 2014 by RoadTripper
Good size for taking out in the field, well made, well written, This book makes Identification easy. A good buy for the moneyPublished on March 10, 2013 by S. Mace
Ordered this book for a Daughter who is interested in all animals. The Book arrived promptly, in pristine shape, and she is delighted.Published on December 30, 2010 by Ken Manley
I love to photograph insects, and obviously dragonflies and damselflies are common subjects. Identifying them, however, was often a problem. Read morePublished on June 21, 2010 by rebugging
I have used the book constantly for the past six months. It's a good reference especially since Kathy Biggs lives locally (one of the photographers, Chris Healvilin, and I have met... Read morePublished on May 23, 2010 by Ethan Winning
Kathy Biggs is an enthusiast whose energy, initiative, and infectious spirit have been a catalyst for dragonfly observation and study in the West, and especially in California. Read morePublished on May 7, 2009 by Douglas Vaughan
Great pictures and information in an easy to carry guide. The author is worth listening too, if you get an opportunity.Published on March 17, 2008 by Reader westcoast