For Immediate Release July 19, 2012
Staff Contact: Matt Bruce, 303-774-4692
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Dragonflies Program at Sandstone on July 28
JULY 19, 2012 - Longmont residents can learn about the amazing lives of dragonflies and damselflies by attending a free educational program hosted by the City of Longmont Open Space on Saturday, July 28 at 10 am.
Bill Prather, an expert in identifying these fascinating insects, will lead this program. “There are more than 94 species of dragonflies and damselflies in Colorado,” Prather said. Program participants will explore wetlands and ponds where dragonflies and damselflies are known to congregate.
The City will have some insect catching nets and guidebooks available for public use, but participants are asked to bring their own nets and binoculars if possible. Participants should be prepared for wet and muddy conditions.
Participants should meet at the St. Vrain Greenway Trailhead located at the intersection of East County Line Road and Quicksilver Road. No registration is required. This is a free event that is open to the public. All ages welcomed.
Longmont Open Space plans to host two more educational programs this summer including a lecture about Colorado’s game birds and a star-gazing program at Sandstone Ranch.
For more information about this event, or to learn more about upcoming educational programs hosted by Longmont Open Space, visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/openspace or contact Matt Bruce at 303-774-4692 or email@example.com.