Did you know that dragonflies start their lives in water? Insects are an amazing class of animals that experience our world in very different ways. This online presentation will introduce the insects in our world, including insect diversity and abundance, general anatomy, ecology, and conservation, with a focus on the dragonflies and damselflies we see in summer. Find out how to identify popular New England species, understand their behaviors and life history, get techniques for observing them in nature, and discover why wetlands and clean water are so important for these beautiful creatures. An optional, self-directed outdoor observation exercise will be offered, with a follow-up discussion on July 28 to share your findings.
Meet your presenter:
Chris Leahy, Author, artist, Mass Audubon Bertrand Chair Emeritus.
For more on this subject, check out our 3-part series, The World of Insects - Online.
You will receive the Microsoft Teams Link to log into the program in your confirmation. An email reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before program start.