Welcome to the fascinating world of the insect order Odonata! This program provides an overview of the biology and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies, and shows some of New Hampshire’s notable species. It also includes some of the results of the “NH Dragonfly Survey,” a five year volunteer-based project that documented the distribution of these insects across the state. This particular program will start with an introductory indoor presentation, followed by a couple of hours at a local wetland.

Pamela Hunt came to NH in 1989 to complete her Ph.D. at Dartmouth College, and never managed to leave the state. For the last 12 years, she has worked at NH Audubon, where she currently holds the position of Avian Conservation Biologist. In this capacity she assists the NH Fish and Game Department in implementing bird conservation across the state, including monitoring, research, and species assessment. In addition to working on broad bird conservation issues, she also studies Whip-poor-will biology and coordinated the NH Dragonfly Survey.

Meet at Tin Mountain at 9am on Tuesday, July 17 to participate. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a snack and plenty of water. There is a workshop fee of $10/member and $15/non-member.