Excerpt: Discover the Enchanted World of Dragonflies and Damselflies with Warwick and Michèle Tarboton
Warwick and Michèle Tarboton, the authors of A Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of South Africa, have shared excerpted pages from their illustrated field guide to all the species of dragonflies and damselflies in the country.
Warwick is a retired ornithologist and Michèle a retired teacher. Together they travel across the country in search of weird and wonderful flying creatures. Warwick is also one of the co-authors of Sasol Birds of Southern Africa IV which is also available in Afrikaans as Sasol Voëls van Suider-Afrika IV.
Have a look at the extract to learn more about the characteristics of the Blue Basker (Blou Sonvangertjie), which is found in tropical places such as KwaZulu-Natal, and the Red Basker (Rooi Sonvangertjie), a savanna species found along the coast of East London and beyond: