Maine Creatures Great and Small

Online talk: Damselflies and Dragonflies of Maine

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“Damselflies and Dragonflies of Maine: Identification, Biology and Conservation” is the title of the next presentation in the Maine Creatures Great & Small series co-sponsored by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust and Midcoast Conservancy. 

Phillip deMaynadier, Ph.D., will offer a virtual presentation to help participants learn more about these delicate creatures on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

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. 

DeMaynadier 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 co-authoring Maine’s 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan, leading IFW’s program for identifying and protecting vernal pools, coordinating state atlasing efforts for butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians, and reptiles, and advising landowners and land trusts on best management practices for rare and endangered species.

This will be a Zoom presentation; registration is required to get a link to event. To register, go to

The final series presentation, on Maine Loons, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Read more at    

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Thu, 08/27/2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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