Jim Johnson Naturalist, Dragonfly Society of the Americas
Dragonflies buzzing across the landscape are one of the sure signs that summer is on the way at last. Naturalist Jim Johnson will share his passion for these beautiful and dynamic insects at the final Listening to the Land program of the season on Wednesday, May 15 at 6 pm at the Seaside Public Library.
Johnson’s obsession with dragonflies and their close relatives damselflies began in 1995 when he was recruited to help out on dragonfly surveys in Washington state. “I got hooked right away, “ he says, “and I can’t get enough.” An avid photographer, Johnson has been photographing dragonflies since 2006 and documenting his results on his website, Northwest Dragonflier. He served on the Executive Council of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas from 2005-2011, and has helped to edit the society’s publications Agria and Bulletin of American Odontonology.