Program:May 19th, 7:00 pm
The Secret Life of Dragonflies
by Mary Keim & Deborah Green
Photo by Tom Zankart
Dragonflies were flying 300 million years ago, pre-dating dinosaurs by 100 million years.
With eggs laid and immature stages developing in water, dragonflies and their close relatives, the damselflies, are an important part of wetland ecosystems. The adults are aerial predators that devour mosquitoes, gnats, and other pests.
With so many different species, dragonflies are challenging and fun to learn to identify.
Following the cancellation of our originally scheduled speaker, Orange Audubon Society’s (OAS) May 19th program will be presented jointly by Deborah Green and Mary Keim of the OAS Board.
Mary has taken great photos of most of the species of local dragonflies and damselflies and, along with her husband Randy Snyder, has become expert in their identification.
Deborah, a former entomologist, created an entomology slide series while in grad school, with insect photographer Patrick Craig. She will share information on "the secret life of dragonflies" from that series.
Deborah and Mary are both retired community college biology professors and dedicated to interpreting the natural world. Join us May 19th at 7 p.m. for a fascinating program. See box at left for location details.
Brook Rohman, Programs Chair
For directions to Leu Gardens visit: http://www.leugardens.org/plan/directions.htm
The Winners of
Orange Audubon Society's
2016 (28th Annual)
Will be announced an shown at the Orange Audubon Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Chimney Swift Tower
at Orlando Wetlands Park