Join Sue Muller from the Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks for the Annual Dragonfly Count in Western Howard County. The group will meet at Warfield Pond Park, 14523 McClintock Drive, Glenwood, MD 21738. We'll take an easy walk on a one mile paved path around the pond spotting, counting, and identifying dragonflies. The group will then take a five-minute drive to Western Regional Park and walk around a couple ponds through the grass. No experience is necessary!
Please RSVP on this site and to Sue Muller, [masked].
Wear: Comfortable, sturdy shoes that are OK on damp ground• Lightweight long pants tucked into socks or boots (recommended). • If wearing shorts, use tick repellant. Wear a hat and sunscreen
What to bring: binoculars helpful; field guides, if you have them
To preview the dragonflies and damselflies of Howard County, visit:
• Howard County Odonates – Photo Gallery. All photographs from Howard County. http://www.howardbirds.org/odonates/HC_Odonate_identification.htm
• Howard County Dragonflies & Damselflies. List and phenograms. http://www.howardbirds.org/flora_fauna/hocodrag.htm
• Odonates of Maryland/D.C. Accepted records for each Maryland county and D.C.; maintained by Richard Orr. http://www.marylandinsects.com/MDDCOdonateRecords.html
• Checklists for Maryland/D.C. Odonates. Links to checklists for each Maryland county and D.C. http://www.howardbirds.org/flora_fauna/county_lists.htm
(Photo: Linda Davis - Calico Pennant, Celithemis elisa)