McKenzie River Trust: Protecting Special Lands


Liz Lawrence 
McKenzie River Trust 


Friday July 20, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM PDT

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Green Island 
Coburg Bottom Loop Road
Eugene, OR 97408
Complete driving directions will be emailed to tour registrants one week prior to the event.
Green Island map from 2011 Management Plan


Dragonfly and Damselfly Field Course on Green Island 

Up close with a dragonflyOne of our most popular tours of the year! Join dragonfly experts Steve Gordon and Cary Kerst for an afternoon field course on dragonflies and damselflies. Learn about the life cycle, preferred habitat, and behavior of these fascinating creatures who call Green Island home. Bring your binoculars.

Note: this tour is meant for adults and mature kids only – for a family-oriented outing please visit our website to sign up for the family-friendly morning tour.Eight spotted perched on net

About Your Tour Leaders:

Cary Kerst retired from a career in environmental sciences and now teaches classes with Willamette Resources and Education Network (WREN), Oregon State University, Oregon Paleolands Institute, and Mt. Pisgah Arboretum. He coauthored Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Willamette Valley, Oregon. He has been fascinated with dragonflies since college. 

After retiring from thirty years as a planner for the Lane Council of Governments, longtime birder Steve Gordon became interested in Odonates. Along with coauthoring Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Willamette Valley, Oregon, he was a contributing author to Birds of Oregon: Status and Distribution and Birds of Lane County, Oregon.

Cary and Steve are authors of the recently published book Dragonflies and Damselflies of Oregon: A Field Guide, available from OSU Press.