2014 – Dragonfly Walk
Take a walk on the north side, that is at North Tract with Richard Orr,
renowned expert on dragonflies and damselflies, and discover the fascinating
dragonflies of Patuxent Research Refuge.
As a matter of background, Mr. Orr is the current President of the Mid-Atlantic Invertebrate Field Studies
(MAIFS). He has conducted
numerous ecological, taxonomic, and distributional research projects on
dragonflies and other arthropods for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
National Park Service, and The Nature Conservancy along with a wide variety of
other environmental consulting companies and state and local agencies. Richard
Orr has over 70 publications and presentations on arthropods. He has
provided annual courses on dragonflies and other aspects of natural history
since 1990. Richard Orr is considered by
many entomologists and conservation biologists as the leading authority on
dragonflies and damselflies in the Mid-Atlantic Region. He maintains the
historical and current species records for the State of Maryland and the
District of Columbia.
WHEN: 9 AM to 2 PM, Saturday,
July 19, 2014 (Rain date is Sunday, July 20th, same place and time.)
WHERE: Meet Mr. Orr at the North
Tract Contact Station.
NOTE: Bring binoculars, lunch,
water, insect repellant, hand lens (if you have one) and appropriate
clothes. You might enter the river at
the end of the outing, so tennis shoes that can get wet might be a good choice.
Registration is required and
space is limited. Please call 301-497-5887 to sign up;
you’ll be asked for your membership number.