Dragons and Damsels Guided Walks
Learn about the Life Histories and Identification of these incredible insects!
Dragonflies and damselflies have been flying over wetlands, meadows, and woodlands for over 300 million years, making them one of the most primitive orders of insects found on Earth today. Join field naturalist and author Peter Trull at Sand Pond Woodlands to learn about these winged jewels. Have fun practicing how to identify characteristic field marks that distinguish species. Patience is key to recognize subtle differences. As the summer progresses, so will the diversity and flight times of the dragons and damsels. Folks are enjoying these safaris exploring the Sand Pond Woodlands and have spotted a variety of species! Bring binoculars and, if desired, a camera as well.
Thursday, August 11th: 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, August 25th: 9-11 a.m.
Peter Trull has been involved in Research and Education for over 45 years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education and has written nine books about Cape Cod natural history. His upcoming book, Cape Cod – Once Around the Sun, is a tribute to John Hay and his 1961 classic Nature’s Year.
Each walk is $20 per person.
Please reserve at right.
Painted skimmer dragonfly photo above courtesy of HCT Outreach and Administrative Coordinator Halley Steinmetz; calico pennant dragonfly photo at bottom right courtesy of Peter Trull - Elbow Pond Studios