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.
This 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.