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July 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Bird Days of Summer: Intro to Dragonflies w/ Columbia Slough Watershed Council

We’re teaming up with Columbia Slough Watershed Council for an evening of dragonflies (v: dragonfly-ing). Thomas will give us the inside scoop on the estimated 22 dragonflies that make an appearance throughout Whitaker Ponds!

We’ll introduce you to the life history and ecology of these amazing flying mosquito-eaters, seeking skimmers and saddlebags, darners and dancers, pondhawks and meadowhawks, and more! Through binoculars, the technicolor wonder of these fascinating creatures really pops! Of course, we’ll stop to admire birds as well.

Absolute beginners are welcome. We will meet in the gazebo near the parking lot. Bring sun protection and water for the afternoon sun. Moquitos will be present, bring bug spray. Light drinks and snacks provided.


Distance: Less than one mile.
Elevation Changes: None.
Trail Tread and Width: Mostly wide gravelled trail.
Exposure: full sun and partial shade.
Pacing: We will walk slowly around the pond.
Amenities: There is a portapotty on site, but participants should plan on using facilities before they arrive, as the portapotty may not be maintained.
Public Transit: Trimet Bus 75 stops about a half block away. There is ample bicycle parking available.
Rest Stops: None.


Join Bird Alliance of Oregon’s Education and Conservation Team for The Bird Days of Summer, a series of super beginner-friendly programs for anyone curious about birds in nature. We’re combining community-building, exploration, and fun to create safe spaces for people to get to know each other as well as the birds. Binoculars will be provided, and we’ll begin each program with a short “how-to” to help you get started.


The Bird Days of Summer Field Trip Details

  • Date: July 23, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30p.m.
  • Contact: Tara Lemezis, tlemezis@birdallianceoregon.org


July 23
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tara Lemezis