Whether you venture to the Okefenokee Swamp, Chattahoochee River, or just your own backyard, Georgia is teeming with dragonflies and damselflies. Spotting a dragonfly or damselfly is easy to do around the warm months of June, July, and August as these are their primary months of activity. Travel to any place with a pond, river, or body of water and you’ll be delighted with the sight of dragonflies and damselflies whizzing around. If you venture to destinations with a combination of aquatic habitat diversity, such as a stream intersecting a pond, it’s even possible to see up to thirty species of dragonflies in one sitting. These beautiful creatures come in all shapes and sizes as Georgia is home to approximately 180 different species of dragonflies and damselflies.
To find out more, join the Georgia Conservancy and REI for an evening presentation focused on the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast with acclaimed naturalist Giff Beaton.
After the class, Giff Beaton will be selling and signing copies of his book, "Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast", solo and packaged with Georgia Conservancy memberships. Giff Beaton has eagerly studied nature for over 35 years.
For the past 15 years, he has led a variety of bird, nature and history tours and given a diverse range of nature presentations. He is the author of Birding Georgia, Birds of Kennesaw Mountain, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast, coauthor of The Breeding Bird Atlas of Georgia and Birds of Georgia, and the senior author and editor of the Annotated Checklist of Georgia Birds.
To hasten registration at REI, make sure to signup through REI's website as well! http://www.rei.com/event/52383/session/75645