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Summer Dragonflies

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Thurs., July 25, 2013 – Fri., July 26, 2013
$50 for Burke Members, $60 for general public (class size limited to 20)

For all you bird and butterfly enthusiasts, it’s time to follow the natural course of evolution and progress to dragonflies. Dennis Paulson, Northwest expert on these insects, will teach a class about them this summer during the peak time for dragonfly activity. The class will focus on basic dragonfly biology and the identification and natural history of local species. We should see in the field at least a sample of the 80 species that occur in Washington.

Class Schedule:

  • Thurs., July 25: 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Introductory Lecture - Room 246 Hitchcock Hall.
  • Fri., July 26: 1:00-4:00 p.m. - Field trip - Magnuson Park, Seattle.

Dennis Paulson recently retired from his position as the Director of the Slater Museum of Natural History at the University of Puget Sound. After receiving his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Miami, he has taught college and adult-education courses about natural history for 40 years. One of his primary goals as a biologist has been to blend the science of biology with the study and appreciation of nature. His special research subjects are birds and dragonflies, and he has observed and photographed them all over the world. He has written over 40 scientific papers on the Odonata, along with a pair of field guides to North American dragonflies and damselflies.

To get a glimpse of what is in store, you can read a The Seattle Times article about Dennis Paulson's work with dragonflies.

Pre-registration is required by July 20. To register, please send a check to the address below made out to the University of Washington. In the memo line please put "Summer Dragonflies".

c/o David Giblin
Box 355325
University of Washington
Seattle, WA  98195-5325

For further information or questions please contact David Giblin at dgiblin@uw.edu or call 206-543-1682.