Greetings Dragonfly Enthusiasts!
Just a reminder of the presentation "Adventures With Dragonflies" to be given tomorrow evening at the Skagit Audubon general meeting. Details, including time and location, can be found at the following links:
We look forward to seeing you there!
Below you will find a "Dragonflies 101" handout for tomorrow's talk. It includes some of the key concepts to be covered. Feel free to print a copy and bring it with you to take additional notes.
Don't forget about the field trip we've been planning for Saturday, September 13. The weather forecast looks favorable, and the dragonfly activity is quite high, so all indications are go. Here are the basic plans for the field trip:
1). Start around 11:00 am at Heart Lake in Anacortes. Good dragonfly activity here, including lots of perching, so bring a spotting scope if you have one. Binoculars and cameras are great, too. For recent adventures at Heart Lake check the following links:
2). Go to Smiley's Bottom around noon for a lunch break and to use the facilities there. We will carpool at that location and proceed to Cranberry Lake.
3). Arrive at Cranberry Lake around 1:00 pm. The splash-dunk/spin-dry activity is quite high right now (this is the peak of the season), and we should have no problem seeing a number of events. Also a good location to see perching Happy-face Dragonflies. We'll probably finish up around 2:00 or 2:30 pm.
More details, including maps to the various locations, will be provided in a follow-up notice on Wednesday. It should be fun to take some of information provided in the talk and apply it in the field!