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September 03, 2013

Dragonfly expert visits the Mountain

Special one-time program

Dragonfly photo by Bill Moses

**Program is Full. Call to be added to Waiting List**
Saturday, September 7 from Noon to 3 pm.
$5 Members, $10 Non-Members.
Presented by Dr. Michael May, Professor Emeritus of Entomology, Rutgers University
RSVP required: 610-756-6961.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary presents a very rare chance on Saturday, September 7 to learn from a true master in the field of entomology, Dr. Michael May, the man who co-wrote the book on dragonflies of North America. This program will begin indoors with Dr. May for an overview of dragonflies and their identifying characteristics, tips on where to find them (surprise, it’s not always near water!), and information on their own migration. Then the group will head outside for a guided walk with the master. This program is limited. For more information or to register, call 610-756-6961 or visit www.hawkmountain.org.

About Michael May, Ph.D.
While working toward his doctorate at the University of Florida, Michael May had the chance to meet and learn from Minter Westfall, the undisputed expert on the Odonata … the tiny but fascinating creatures we know as dragonflies. He became instantly hooked, and went on to co-author two field guides with Westfull including A Manual of the Dragonflies of North America, and to author or co-author more than 60 scientific papers. He also is Editor of The International Journal of Odonatology and is deeply intimately involved in a study of dragonfly migration.

Cozen O'Connor