Feb. 2, 2019: Presentation–Discovering Dragonflies & Damselflies

Halloween Pennant immature male dragonfly, photo courtesy of Blair Nikula

HCT’s January & February Winter 2019 Talks are held at the Harwich Community Center (#100 Oak St., Harwich, MA 02645) in the multi-purpose room.

Saturday, February 2nd, 2:00 p.m.
Suggested donation: $5.00 per person
Discovering Dragonflies & Damselflies  

Presentation by Blair Nikula: Co-author of the Stokes’ Beginner’s Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies and A Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Massachusetts.

Learn about the natural history of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata), including their life stages, mating, behavior, predation, and migration. Odonata is the taxonomic group of carnivorous insects for dragonflies and the damselflies, which have been around since the Triassic Period dinosaur age (200-250 million years ago). Blair is a native Cape Codder and life-long birder who has been studying and photographing dragonflies and damselflies for almost three decades. He formerly co-edited Ode News, a newsletter about the odonates of southern New England. Blair is past-president of the Cape Cod Bird Club and served as an associate member of the Mass. Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program Advisory Committee.