Dragonflies & Damselflies (Annual Dinner)

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Tuesday, November 15 (dinner at 6:00 pm, presentation at 7:00 pm)
Hoff Room, Manchester University Student Union (Jo Young Switzer Center)

Please join us for Tippecanoe Audubon Society’s Annual Dinner. It’s a great chance to make new friendships or renew old ones! Good food and interesting topics! This year’s event will feature speaker Jeff Ormiston. With his stunning close-up photographs and engaging style, Jeff will introduce us to the common dragonflies and damselflies of Northern Indiana, and provide tips on how to identify the different species. Jeff will also tell us about their natural history.

Dragonflies and damselflies are second only to butterflies in attracting as much favorable attention to the insect world as warblers do in the bird world. They are acrobatic flyers, they come in a wide range of stunning colors, and some of them even migrate long distances. As with birds, a wide array of species are present in the warm months, and they occur in a range of habitats. Also, they have great common names, sexual dimorphism (males and females are often differently colored), and binoculars are handy to view them in their full glory!

Jeff is currently a naturalist with the Allen County Parks and Recreation department, where he has been since his retirement from the steel industry in 2013. Jeff is an Indiana Master Naturalist, an Indiana Master Gardener, a certified Interpretive Guide, an excellent photographer, and a man with great curiosity about the natural world. Won’t you join us for this fascinating glimpse into the world of bird-like insects.

If you would like to attend the program but, do not wish to join us for dinner, please arrive at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge if you only attend the program. 

Cost of dinner is $10.00 per person

The menu includes: Lemon rosemary chicken, Ravioli, Roasted sweet potatoes, Fresh Roma vegetables, Carrot cake, Beverage Service (Coffee, Hot Tea, Iced Tea and Water)

Contact Dave Hicks at (260) 982-2471 or djhicks@manchester.edu to reserve your spot.

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