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July 28 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Bird Days of Summer: Intro to Dragonflies

Enter the wonderful world of dragonfly-watching on this beginner walk at one of the area’s richest dragonfly hotpots! Over 90 species of odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) have been found in Oregon, many of them right here in the metro area. We’ll introduce you to the life history and ecology of these amazing flying mosquito-eaters as we amble along streams and wetlands, seeking skimmers and saddlebags, darners and dancers, pondhawks and meadowhawks, and more! Through binoculars, the technicolor wonder of these fascinating creatures really pops! Of couse, we’ll stop to admire birds and butterflies as well.

Amenities: An ADA compliant bathroom is available on site
Public Transit: Nearest Trimet bus stop is line 76, which stops about half a mile from the park.
Rest Stops: No benches along the route
Exposure: Most of our day will be spent in full sun, so remember your hat, water and sunscreen!


Distance: Total distance walking is less than 2 miles
Pace will be slow as we stop frequently to watch and photograph insects and other wildlife. 
Elevation Changes:
Trail Tread:
Combination of packed dirt trails

Enter the colorful world of dragonflies!

Join Bird Alliance of Oregon’s Education and Conservation Team for The Bird Days of Summer, a series of free, 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 28, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Contact: Candace Larson, clarson@birdallianceoregon.org


July 28
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Tara Lemezis