Learn about “Dragonflies of the Upstate” at upcoming presentation

Published 11:34 am Thursday, September 14, 2023

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LANDRUM—Conserving Carolina and the Landrum Library invite the community to join them for a free lecture entitled, “Dragonflies of the Upstate,” presented by Dr. Wade B. Worthen, ecologist and professor of biology at Furman University. The program will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at 6 p.m. at the Landrum Library. 

Dragonflies are important components of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and their diversity is a good indicator of habitat quality. This presentation will focus on the general ecology of these fascinating organisms and will provide an overview of the diverse species that make the upstate their home.

Dr. Wade B. Worthen is the Rose J. Forgione Professor of Biology at Furman University, where he has taught Biology and Ecology for over 30 years. He has published more than 50 papers on community ecology, with most examining the effects of competition and resource partitioning among dragonflies. He is a recent recipient of a Fulbright Scholars Grant to study dragonfly communities in Costa Rica.

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This lecture is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly Speaker Series at the Landrum Library, and it is made possible thanks to the Landrum Library.  The next program at the Landrum Library will be held on October 17, when Michael Hook, Program Coordinator with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, will present, “Quail and Grouse Corridors in South Carolina.” 

The Landrum Library is located at 111 East Asbury Drive Landrum. For more information, contact Pam Torlina at pam@conservingcarolina.org, or contact the Landrum Library at 864-457-2218.


Submitted by Pam Torlina