ACT EVENT

DRAGONFLIES of FLORIDA

WHAT

Dragonflies and Damselflies are fascinating and conspicuous components of our insect fauna. There are 169 species recorded from Florida and 116 species have been found in Alachua County.

The talk will cover basic biological facts about the group, including anatomy, life cycle, reproduction, behavior, habitats, and feeding. The non-technical discussion will be illustrated with photographs of many local species.

We will also walk around the fields and wetlands of the preserve and try to find these fast-flyers.

Dr. Franklin “Buck” Snelson is leading this talk/walk, and he is a research associate at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

ABOUT THE PRESERVE

Prairie Creek Preserve and the surrounding 1150 acres were purchased by Alachua Conservation Trust from 2005 to 2017. Over 500 acres of the property have been added to Paynes Prairie Preserve Park, and the remainder comprises Prairie Creek Preserve, a 606-acre nature preserve that is adjacent to Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetary, a natural burial ground that also conserves land.

Learn more about Prairie Creek Preserve, click here.

WHAT TO BRING

Be sure to wear hiking shoes (boots preferred- never know how wet parts of the trail might be) and long pants. If you have binoculars, please bring them too. Never hurts to bring water and snacks.

WHERE

PRAIRIE CREEK PRESERVE
Meet at Prairie Creek Lodge

-see map below-

WHEN

Saturday, May 26th
Starting at 9:00am

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Alachua Conservation Trust by phone: (352) 373-1078 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


 

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