Western Maine Audubon plans to sponsor its third nature talk, a presentation by Dr. Ron Butler entitled “Maine’s Damselflies and Dragonflies,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, within the University of Maine at Farmington’s Lincoln Auditorium at 270 Main St.
This presentation, open to most of the people, will start with a basic overview of the evolution, ecology and habits of damselflies and dragonflies (Order Odonata), in accordance to a information launch from the chapter. This shall be adopted by a short survey of a few of Maine’s 161 identified odonate species.
Conservation issues for this group of bugs shall be mentioned, and sources to facilitate contributions by neighborhood members considering furthering our understanding of Maine’s odonate fauna shall be explored.
Butler retired in 2021 as Emeritus Professor on the University of Maine at Farmington after 40 years of educating.
He has printed papers on the ecology and habits of mice, beavers, gulls, petrels, guillemots, skuas, penguins, damselflies, dragonflies and bumble bees, and he’s co-authoring a e book, “Butterflies of Maine and the Canadian Maritime Provinces.”
For greater than 20 years, Butler has helped plan and coordinate statewide community-science tasks centered on Maine bugs, and he stays energetic in analysis and conservation initiatives in collaboration with Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
For extra data, contact Will Jones at 207-491-2443 or [email protected].