Dragonflies of Maine

Hidden Valley Nature Center | Thu, Jul 22 | All Ages

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Time: Thu, Jul 22, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Hidden Valley Nature Center

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Join Phillip deMaynadier, Ph.D., to learn more about these delicate, delightful creatures as you hike through Hidden Valley, spending time on the kettle hole bog boardwalk.

Phillip deMaynadier has worked as a wildlife biologist for Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for 21 years where he is currently the supervisor of the Reptile-Amphibian-Invertebrate Group.  He has co-authored over 35 scientific publications, is active on several State and national wildlife technical committees and serves on the Graduate Faculty at University of Maine’s Department of Wildlife Ecology.  Phillip received his doctorate in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine in 1996 where he studied the effects of forestry practices on amphibians. Some of his recent projects include:  a) co-authoring Maine’s 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan, b) leading IFW’s program for identifying and protecting vernal pools, c) coordinating state atlasing efforts for butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians, and reptiles, and d) advising landowners and land trusts on best management practices for rare and endangered species.

Rain date: July 23