Dragonflies and Damselflies: Guardians of our Wetlands and Creeks
February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dragonflies and damselflies are beautiful and truly fascinating creatures! From the Ebony Jewelwing to the Stygian Shadowdragon, these insects are an important part of our ecosystem. Colin Jones will present a photographic narrative on the dragonflies and damselflies of Ontario highlighting their intriguing life cycle, habitats, and approaches to their conservation. They play vital roles in terrestrial and aquatic habitats as predators feeding on a variety of mosquitoes and biting flies, and as prey for birds.
Discover the many citizen science initiatives you can engage in to report your own records of dragonflies and other insects.
Colin Jones is a lifelong naturalist and the Provincial Arthropod Zoologist at the Natural Heritage Information Centre, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in Peterborough. He has studied Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) for 29 years, and is coordinator of the Ontario Odonata Atlas project as well as co-author of “A Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Algonquin Provincial Park and Surrounding Area.”
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