IRLC and the Depauville Free Library present
The Wondrous World of Dragonflies and Damselflies
Thursday, June 29 6:30 pm
at the Redwood Hill Preserve
Spend anytime near the water during the summer months and you’re sure to be delighted by the aeronautical antics dragonflies and damsel flies. These amazing acrobats belong to the order Odonata (“toothed ones”) which includes some of the most ancient and beautiful insects that ever roamed on Earth. Join us for an introduction to the enchanting lives of these colorful creatures.
This program is best for adults and older teens.
Free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.
Registration is appreciated.
The Summer Science Digest series is an education program partnership of the Indian River Lakes Conservancy and the Depauville Free Library.
About the Presenter
Meena Haribal has lived in Ithaca, NY for more than 20 years. She is a Chemical Ecologist and studies interactions between two organisms based on chemistry. She is an amateur naturalist interested in birds, insects, plants, author and an accomplished photographer. She is familiar with the local fauna and flora. She loves to observe behaviors. She has written a book entitled ” Where to find Damselflies and Dragonflies in the Cayuga lake area”. The book describes over 100 species of damselflies and dragonflies found within the 50 mile radius of Ithaca and in the Finger Lakes region. The book is illustrated with more than 400 photographs taken by Meena Haribal.
You can view samples of Meena’s book here: