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Dragonflies 101 presented by Pat Sutton

Event Type: Natural History Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 7/3/2017
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
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This introduction to dragonflies (& damselflies) will cover the most common species found here in Cape May County, their natural history (life cycle, seasonality, what they prey on, and who preys on them), and how to identify one from another. Learn how to attract these ferocious mosquito predators by creating a dragonfly pond right in your own yard.

Pat Sutton has keenly studied the natural world for over 30 years (as the naturalist at the Cape May Point State Park in the 1970s and 1980s and for 21 years, until 2007, as the naturalist and program director at the Cape May Bird Observatory). Pat has an undergraduate degree in Literature and a Masters Degree in Environmental Education. She and her husband (Clay Sutton) wrote the landmark book, Birds and Birding at Cape May (2006), the in-depth result of their efforts over many years documenting and protecting the migration and the Cape May area that they so love. Other books by Pat and Clay include How to Spot Butterflies (1999), How to Spot Hawks & Eagles (1996), and How to Spot an Owl (1994). Today Pat is a free-lance writer, naturalist, educator, lecturer, tour leader, and wildlife garden consultant. Her own wildlife garden is a teaching garden included on many tours and featured in programs and workshops she teaches. For more information go to Pat and Clay’s website: www.patandclaysutton.com

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Library: Cape May Court House Library
Location: Court House Library Storytime Room
Presenter: Pat Sutton