Join Dragonfly and Damselfly researcher Richard Orr on a field trip to see these amazing insects firsthand in the pond and river habitats at Patuxent Wildlife Research Refuge. During the trip we will focus on field identification. On the previous Thursday he will offer a pre-trip lecture about the biology and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies of the area.
PLEASE NOTE Cost: $45 for non-members; $20 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.
Bring a bag lunch and water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Dress for the weather with hat, sturdy shoes, and long pants. Directions to the site: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/patuxent/NTlocation.html
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: Linda Davis - Calico Pennant, Celithemis elisa)