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Dragonflies and Damselflies with Richard Orr: Lecture

Join Dragonfly and Damselfly researcher Richard Orr for a lecture that will introduce you to the biology and the ecology of the dragonflies and damselflies of our area.  On the following Sunday, Richard will lead a field trip to see these amazing insects firsthand in pond and river habitats.   He will talk about the field trip during the lecture. 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE Cost:  $25 for non-members; $10 for members
Become a member at www.marylandnature.org. All proceeds from this workshop will go directly to the Natural History Society of Maryland for the creation and support of the Maryland Naturalist Center Project.

Richard Orr is the president of the Mid-Atlantic Invertebrate Field Studies (www.marylandinsects.com)  He was employed by the National Invasive Species Council (NISC) as the Assistant Director for International Policy and Prevention.  Before that he was employed as a Senior Entomologist with USDA’s Animal and Plant Heath Inspection Service (APHIS), developing and designing risk assessments, risk management projects, and interagency and interdepartmental projects dealing with various invasive alien species.   Before joining USDA APHIS, Richard conducted international and domestic entomological research, including a two-year natural history study of West African timber pests for the Smithsonian Institute.  Over the past 30 years, he has been actively involved with ecological and distributional research involving dragonflies and damselflies for various clients including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Nature Conservancy, and Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources.

(Photo:  Calico Pennant, Celethemis elisa)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys, keep posting another dragonflies meetup! My sick dog is better, and I wish to join the group!

    July 22, 2013

  • Joanne D.

    Fascinating and well presented!

    July 22, 2013

  • Robin T.

    Excellent, but could have been more odonata species shown

    July 18, 2013

  • Robin T.

    Excellent, but could have been more odonata species shown

    July 18, 2013

  • Tami E.

    Wonderful lecture! Richard shared some funny and memorable stories, incredible pictures and so many interesting facts about these two members of the Odonata order!

    July 18, 2013

  • Jessie Salmon M.

    Excellent. He is such an expert, great presenter, and the presentation was very informative. It got me interested in dragon flies not only for their beauty but now their fascinating biology as well.

    July 18, 2013

  • Eleanor H.

    I'm unable to attend tonight because of the heat.

    July 18, 2013

  • Charlie D.

    Photos of Maryland Dragonfiles can be viewed at the Maryland Biodiversity Project site: http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewChecklist.php?category=Dragonflies

    July 18, 2013

  • Brad

    Heat index has us starting work at 4:30...I'm out. My apologies

    July 18, 2013

  • Brad

    This MeetUp thing is all new to me...but i'm always excited to learn more about the beauty that surrounds me. Thanx for the info and ideas....

    July 16, 2013

  • Karyn M.

    I'll open the evening slot for someone else. Still planning on attending the Sunday field trip.

    July 14, 2013

  • Justine S.

    I'm hoping I'll have 2 guests, depending on traffic.

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would like to attend this event, but would need to carpool with someone who owns a vehicle. The field trip sounds even more enticing.

    June 20, 2013

    • Linda D.

      Susan--where do you live? If you post the general area, someone may offer you a ride. I hope you can join us. All the best--Linda Davis

      July 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Linda, thanks much for your thoughtful reply. I had nearly forgotten about this event. Now it seems I may have a scheduling conflict that day. However, I'll give it a bit more thought.

      July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not so sure that I can manage on a weekday. It is 2 hours of driving one way.

    June 8, 2013

  • Margaret H.

    Love those dragonflies!

    June 5, 2013

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