Dragonflies – Eagles of the Insect World Presentation with Kevin Munroe
Join Laguna Foundation’s self-described dragonfly-nerd Kevin Munroe, for a behind-the-scenes look into the strange and colorful world of dragonflies. Kevin hails from Virginia, so his photos will include lots of “exotic” east coast insects. Spend a winter evening being warmed by stories and descriptions of these valuable predators – an essential part of the Laguna de Santa Rosa ecosystem. Ever wondered what they eat, how fast they fly, how they breath underwater or how they see? Learn the answers, as well as how these primitive insects are excellent indicators of wetland health and perfect tools for connecting folks to their watershed. We’ll also talk about our two summer dragonfly field trips! Kathy Biggs, one of California’s most accomplished dragonfly experts and nationally known for her field guides, will be joining us for our first summer field trip on June 10.
Kevin Munroe, Executive Director of the Laguna Foundation since August 2015, is also a talented naturalist, educator, and dragonfly aficionado. He started the website, Dragonflies of Northern Virginia, and is enjoying learning all about west coast “Odes.” Kevin developed his passion as a naturalist in early childhood and subsequently transformed this interest into a rich career that includes conservation resource management, restoration, and environmental education.