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Introduction to Dragonflies

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm

slaty skimmer dragonfly

Join us at Prairie Ridge as we discover dragonflies! Our dragonfly expert will lead you on a tour of the aquatic habitats of Prairie Ridge to look for these spectacular and fascinating insects. You will learn how to identify common dragonfly and damselfly species found in the Raleigh area, enjoy a walk around the grounds at Prairie Ridge to look for and catch dragonflies, and learn how you can help scientists discover more about dragonflies by participating in citizen science projects. Bring your camera and binoculars (if you have them) and your enthusiasm for dragonflies!

This program is free, but does require pre-registration and has a maximum of 20 people.  This program is geared toward older children and adults, so the minimum age is 12; children ages 12-15 must be accompanied by a registered adult.  Come dressed for the weather, wear closed-toed shoes (required!), and bring a water bottle.  A broad brimmed hat and sunscreen are highly recommended. Consider bringing an umbrella to use as a sun shade as we walk – our trails are quite sunny and it will likely be hot.  The program is eligible for Criteria II or III credit toward the NC Environmental Education Certification program.

To register, please send a list of all attendees in your group via e mail to Chris Goforth at chris.goforth@naturalsciences.org.  Include the ages of anyone under 18.  Chris will send a confirmation and a fact sheet upon receipt of your information with more details about what to expect during the program.  Questions?  Contact Chris for more information!



June 16
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Prairie Ridge Outdoor Classroom

Prairie Ridge
1671 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States


Chris Goforth