Program: The Dragonflies of Santa Barbara County

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us this April when Hugh Ranson speaks on the county’s Dragonflies including the 8 species he has added to the county list!

Date & Time

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Farrand Hall, SB Museum of Natural History

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Presented by Hugh Ranson

Cost: Free to the Public


Hugh will talk about the natural history of dragonflies, briefly covering the hows, whens, and wheres of odonata (“ode”) study, before spending the bulk of the time looking at photos of some of the more common dragonflies and the key features that help identify them.



Hugh became interested in birds at an early age in his native England. Five years ago he became interested in dragonflies and was immediately smitten; he has since spent hundreds of hours in the field, helping further our (limited) knowledge of the dragonflies of Santa Barbara County. He teaches fifth grade in Goleta, and can always be found on his lunch break at a local pond, watching, netting,  and photographing dragonflies.