New Guide to Huntley Meadows Dragonflies
Huntley Meadows Park is noted for its numerous dragonflies, and now the Dragonflies of Huntley Meadows Park Field Guide has been updated.
Dragonfly field guides are rare, and the one that authors Kathi McNeil and P.J. Dunn wrote for Huntley Meadows in 1992 was only the third dragonfly field guide available in the U.S. Dunn’s and McNeil’s extensive work was supported by a team of volunteers and illustrator Margaret Wohler, and it became a centerpiece of the park’s dragonfly programs.
The original work has now been updated with dozens of new photos from park volunteers and colorful new illustrations from Wohler. All of its photographs were taken in Huntley Meadows Park and the surrounding area, and several new dragonfly species have been added. The guide also sports a glossy cover and a sturdier structure of wire-binding than the original.
The guide is available at the park’s visitor center for $15. The printing was funded by Friends of Huntley Meadows Park, and all proceeds from sales will go directly to funding park projects, programs and operations. Huntley Meadows Park is located at 3701 Lockheed Blvd. in Alexandria, Va., and you can learn about its highlights online.