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The Bird Days of Summer: Intro to Dragonflies *FULL*

Join us at Koll Center Wetlands to enter the wonderful world of dragonfly-watching on this beginner walk at one of the area’s richest dragonfly hotspots! 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!

Do you have an access need that isn’t listed here? Please reach out to classes@audubonportland.org with any additional questions or concerns.


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 dragfonflies!

Join Portland Audubon’s Education Team for The Bird Days of Summer, a series of 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 29, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Pay What You Can: $0-$25 Sliding Scale

About the Sliding Scale

Portland Audubon is excited to begin offering programs on a sliding scale. This will increase access to our programs and allow people of all economic backgrounds to explore their curiosity for the natural world. A sliding scale model will move us towards a more equitable, inclusive, and just community. 

In the spirit of community, we ask folks to pay it forward when they can. Your support will fund scholarships, as well as future free and low-cost programs. 

Thank you for helping Portland Audubon move towards a more equitable community for nature lovers of all backgrounds! 


July 29, 2022
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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OR United States
Free – $25


OR United States
Free – $25


Tara Lemezis