Naturalist Field Day

dragonflyThis course in dragonflies and damselflies is led by two Montana experts, Bob Martinka and Nate Kohler. You will gain valuable lessons in identification and have plenty of time for practice in the field. The day will begin with an in-class introduction covering identification and biology. Targeted study and journaling will prepare you for the rest of the day spent outside near Seeley Lake. We will take the MNHC bus to the field site and continue to further our study and discussion along the way. Using nets to catch specimens and guides for identification will provide a spectacular way to learn about these creatures up close. Transportation and light refreshments will be provided.

  • We will meet at the Montana Natural History Center and travel by bus to the field site.
  • Please bring appropriate clothes for outdoor exploration in potentially marshy areas, water, lunch, snacks, journal, and a guide if you have one. If you have rubber boots, they will be useful. MNHC also has pairs to borrow.

Recommended Reading:

  • Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West by Dennis Paulson (available at the Naturalists Mercantile, 131 E. Main st. Missoula)
  • We will provide you with a Checklist of Montana Dragonflies and Damselflies so you can mark species you see on the trip.

Please call 327-0405 to register. Full payment is due upon registration.

Date: Saturday, August 3rd

Time: 9:00 am- 5:00 pm

Location: meet at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St.

Cost: $80/$70 MNHC members. Some scholarships are available.

For more information about Naturalist Field Days and Course Schedule, please visit our Master Naturalist page.