Dragonflies of Greater Victoria

Instructor: Gordon Hutchings
Date: Saturday, July 2nd
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm (Doors at 12:30!)
Location: Saturday, July 2nd at Open Space (510 Fort St)
Lecture Cost: $10 (free for members and youth 16 & under!)

The “Curiosity Cabinet” lecture series continues with a peek into the world of dragonflies…

‘Odonatology’, the study of dragonflies and damselflies, is for the curious to be sure. Odonata is from the Greek “odonto-” meaning “tooth”, which can be observed in gory detail when a dragonfly is eating its prey. This prehistoric species arouses repulsion in some, and delight in others, with its gossamer wings, bulbous eyes, and habit of bumping into you on a hot summer day.

In this lecture, Gordon Hutchings will cover all the bases and both de-mystify and re-mystify these curious creatures as we learn about their life cycles, mating habits, movement patterns and habitats.

Also, on Wednesday June 29th, Gordon will be speaking on Native Bee Species of Greater Victoria (click for details!).

Dragonflies & Damselflies in the Hand (Gordon Hutchings)Instructor Bio:

Gordon Hutchings has been studying dragonflies for the past 25 years and has worked as a field collector, consultant and researcher for the Royal BC Museum, Parks Canada and the Saskatchewan Government. When not doing field research he’s out and around Vancouver Island spreading the word and educating the community about native bee species and, of course, the wonderful world of dragonflies and damselflies. His recently published field identification guide, “Dragonflies and Damselflies in the Hand” is available through Nature Saskatchewan.

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