Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia are home to dozens of species of dragonflies and damselflies, including numerous rare and historic species. Dragonflies and damselflies are often important indicators and denizens of high quality wetland habitats, especially upland seepage wetlands and streams. The conservation of these wetland resources throughout our region is critical to preserving the diversity of wildlife inhabiting them. Join Kevin Munroe, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia Naturalist, dragonfly expert, and author of the forthcoming Dragonflies of Northern Virginia, for a presentation on the dragonflies and damselflies of our region, their importance, and the types of habitats in which they occur. Kevin will also discuss the results of his extensive surveys for dragonflies, including the discovery of new species and rediscovery of historic ones.
There will be a mailing party before the meeting, starting at 6:00pm. Volunteers are welcome - the more helping hands, the merrier! Native plants may be given to volunteers, courtesy of Chesapeake Natives, Inc..
Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room
Directions: Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. The library is the first building on the right, once you have passed under Route 29, just after the Sears store.
There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.
The meeting is open to non-members.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.