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Maine Entomological Society Field Day: Ringed Boghaunter Dragonfly

Join the Maine Entomological Society (MES) and GWRLT as we seek to confirm the presence of the Ringed Boghaunter dragonfly at the Rocky Hills Preserve (last seen there in 2003). The Ringed Boghaunter (Williamsonia lintneri) is one of the rarest dragonflies of North America.

We’ll assemble at the parking lot for the Preserve at 10:00 a.m. Bring wetland boots, insect repellant, lunch, drinks, collecting gear, etc. The terrain is hilly. The hiking trails are identified as difficult; however, it’s approximately a half mile on an old woods road from the parking lot to our destination wetland. Greater exploration of the Preserve is possible for those interested.

The parking lot is just off State Route 236; geographic coordinates are 43.198, -70.790. To get there, from southbound I-95, take Exit 2. At the end of the offramp, turn left onto State Route 236 (Dow Highway). Go 7 3⁄4miles and turn right onto Punkintown Road. The official parking area is small, but additional parking will be available a short distance away off of Punkintown Road.

Please reach out to either Daniel Maxton (GWRLT) or Pete Darling (MES) with any questions.

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