Dragons and Damsels of New Hampshire presented by Pamela Hunt

LANCASTER — Weeks State Park will present a program July 13 on dragonflies and the insect order Odonata.

You may be familiar with the dragonflies buzzing over your yard in the summer, or the damselflies that land on your kayak, but what do you really know about these ancient insects?

This program provides an overview of the biology and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies from their life cycle to their incredible diversity.

It also highlights a few of New Hampshire's notable species and their stories, and closes with some results from the "New Hampshire Dragonfly Survey," a five-year, volunteer-based project that documented the distribution of these insects across the state. Pamela Hunt is with the N.H. Audubon.

This program will be in the great room of the summit lodge of Weeks State Park and will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13.

Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the fire tower for views north of the notches. Weeks State Park is located on the east side of Route 3, about two miles south of Lancaster. This free, public program is sponsored by the Weeks State Park Association, N.H. Division of Parks and UNH Cooperative Extension.