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'Sewage Fungus' a field and microscopic guide
Tim Geatches, Julie Gething and Graham Rutt
The authors and one of the Environment Agency’s national leads, Tim Jones, have kindly permitted the Riverfly Partnership to make this guide freely available for ARMI participants to download. Get your copy HERE.
 
The Adult Trichoptera of Britain and Ireland by Peter Barnard and Emma Ross
RES Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects Vol. 1 Part 17 Price £29.50. Published February 2012.
The caddisflies are a cosmopolitan group of insects whose aquatic larvae are perhaps better known than their moth-like adults. This new and much anticipated identification guide by two of Britain's leading Caddis experts is set to become the standard work for many years to come. The first RES Handbook to be illustrated in full colour throughout, it contains formal keys as well as numerous illustrations of both living and preserved specimens to aid the newcomer to this group.
Order online Field Studies Council Publications or telephone 01952 208910‪‪01952 208910.
 
Guide to Ephemeroptera by Cyril Bennett and Craig Macadam
Field Studies Council, published Oct 2010
Price: £15 per copy plus p&p
To order a copy telephone FSC publications on 01743 852140‪‪01743 852140 or click here.
This publication includes a comprehensive introduction to Ephemeroptera and outstanding close up colour images of the adults and larvae which comprehensively illustrate a guide to the British species. An indicator of the months each species can be seen in flight is included.
Cyril Bennett and Craig Macadam are founding members of the Riverfly Partnership and are Riverfly Tutors for the ‘River invertebrate monitoring for anglers’ workshops. Cyril Bennett pioneered water quality monitoring by anglers on the River Wey and is associated to the John Spedan Lewis Trust for the Advancement of the Natural Sciences.  Craig Macadam runs the Ephemeroptera Recording Scheme and is the Conservation Officer in Scotland with Buglife – The Invertebrate Conservation Trust.
 
Mayfly Life Cycle poster by The Riverfly Partnership and The Wild Trout Trust
Free to download. In format for A3 printing.
Mayfly Life Cycle poster - A3 –PDF-File, 9.4 MB
 
Caddisfly Life Cycle poster by The Riverfly Partnership
Free to download. In format for A3 printing.
Caddis Life Cycle poster - A3 –PDF-File, 761.0 KB
 
Field Guide to the Dragonflies & Damselflies of Great Britain and Irelandby Steve Brooks and Steve Cham
Illustrated by Richard Lewington (British Wildlife Publishing)
Available from British Wildlife Publishing: www.britishwildlife.com/bwpbooksview.asp
 
·         Completely updated and revised, with new design and layout
·         Now 57 species fully described and illustrated
·         Over 60 new pieces of colour and black & white artwork
·         Many new photographs throughout
·         45 maps redrawn for resident and more common migrant species
·         Revised general introduction and regional guides to the best places to watch dragonflies
·         New illustrated introduction to families and revised key to larvae
 
All Great Britain and Ireland’s resident and migrant dragonfly and damselfly species fully described and illustrated with more than 280 colour works by Richard Lewington, one of Europe’s foremost wildlife illustrators. Fully updated, this 2014 edition features full descriptions, ecological notes and distribution maps, as well as a general introduction and regional guide to the best places to watch dragonflies. The 2002 edition was shortlisted for the BP Natural World Book Prize.
 
Rivers by Nigel Holmes and Paul Raven (British Wildlife Publishing)
Available from British Wildlife Publishing: www.britishwildlife.com/bwpbooksview.asp
 
   Includes detailed comparisons of the Meon in Southern England, the Dee in North Wales and the Endrick in Scotland and an in-depth exploration of how it is possible to assess a river’s health.
 
With annual floods worsening and waterway management the subject of heated political debate, it has never been more important to understand the complexities and needs of our rivers – to appreciate the risks they pose and the great benefits they can afford the landscape when treated thoughtfully. Written by two of our foremost experts, Rivers is the definitive guide to its subject, turning back the clock several thousand years to explore what has influenced the appearance, behaviour and wildlife of Britain’s rivers, and how learning from past mistakes and rediscovering the benefits of rivers offers hope for the future.
Including detailed case-studies, a wealth of illustration, wildlife surveys, natural history and thoughtful looks at how British rivers can be helped to thrive, it is a rigorous yet easily understood – and crucially timely – guide that will be essential for the conservation professional and layman alike.
 
The Pocket Guide to Balsam Bashingand how to tackle other Invasive Non-Native Species by Theo Pike (Merlin Unwin Books)
Available from Merlin Unwin Books: www.merlinunwin.co.uk
 
In recent years, we’ve all become more familiar with the idea of invasive species. Plants and animals as varied as giant hogweed, American mink and oak processionary moth regularly make headlines because of the health, environmental and economic problems they cause. Invasive deer species contribute to more than 74,000 traffic accidents in the UK every year, while Japanese knotweed added £70m to the bill for staging the London Olympics, and could soon stop you getting a mortgage on your house.These invasive species destroy crops and forestry, dump silt into rivers, sabotage drains and electrical infrastructures, cut off access to beautiful places, and drive native rare and iconic species to extinction. And they cost us all a lot of money – at least £1.8bn to the UK economy each year.Over 40 different species featured
•    List of actions you can take•    Useful contact list for those getting involved 
 
Pocket guide to Matching the Hatch by Cyril Bennett and Peter Lapsley (Merlin Unwin Books)
Available from Merlin Unwin Books: www.merlinunwin.co.uk
 
This compact book enables the angler to readily identify the insects hatching on the water, so aiding selection of the correct artificial fly.
Cyril Bennetts' exceptional photographs of aquatic insects (larvae, pupae and duns) are complemented by information on life cycles, distribution and times of hatching.  Peter Lapsley has written or co-written 11 fly fishing books and writes regularly for many angling journals.
The Riverfly Partnership supported the field and image work for a number of species photographed by Cyril Bennett. Click here for more details