Join us for a fun exploration of the many species of dragonflies and damselflies found in Anacortes.
We will also focus on their fascinating behavior, including the exciting splash-dunk and spin-dry.
Meet at Heart Lake (near Mt. Erie, on Heart Lake Road) at 11:00 am. Once in the parking lot, go as far toward the water as possible, then turn left and park in the large area where horse trailers are often parked. There should be plenty of room for parking in that area.
Around 12:30 pm we will leave Heart Lake and proceed to Volunteer Park in Anacortes (detailed directions will be given before we depart). Gather in the parking area just west of the intersection of G Avenue and 13th Street. We will use the nice facilities there, and take a short break for lunch before carpooling to Cranberry Lake, where parking is limited. Once at Cranberry Lake we will observe species of dragonflies not seen at Heart Lake, and keep a close watch for splash-dunks and spin-drys. This is the best location, and the best time of year, to see this fascinating behavior. We should finish up around 3:00 pm.
If the weather looks iffy on Saturday, but better on Sunday, we will send out an update changing the date. We will try to give a couple days advance notice. If the weather looks bad both days we'll try another weekend. For more information:
Contact: Jim and Betsy Walker at 360-293-3036, or firstname.lastname@example.org