Hard as it may be to admit, the most amazing flying objects in our airspace may not have feathers…or bones!
The world of dragonflies is a strange one: imagine having eyes that wrapped all the way around your head, giving you a 360-degree view of the world. Add to that the fact that those eyes are multifaceted, meaning that dragonflies perceive, simultaneously, 30,000 different images of their surroundings. We humans only have to put together two!
Come learn more about these fascinating and beautiful creatures with our guest leader Pam Hunt, Senior Biologist with New Hampshire Audubon and one of our state's most knowledgeable dragonfly enthusiasts. We’ll use nets to capture dragonflies on the wing, then examine them right up close, learning a bit about their life histories as we go. Identification of different species is a challenge, but far from impossible.
The location of our adventure will be the greater Concord area, as Pam will lead us to some of her favorite spots for dragonflies. We'll meet at 10 a.m. at New Hampshire Audubon's McLane Center. We'll keep our eyes and ears open for breeding songbirds along the way.
Bring a lunch, a dragonfly net (if you have one), your binoculars, and your 360-degree vision! Also be sure to have water-ready footwear, as we may be tramping through a few soggy places.
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