The Coastal Discovery Museum will conduct programs to teach people about dragonflies that inhabit the lagoons of Hilton Head Island, as well as piping plovers, endangered shorebirds that the town is helping to protect, according to news releases from the museum.
The dragonflies presentation will start at 3 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn.
Biologist Vicky McMillan, a faculty member at Colgate University for 30 years, will tell how these insects feed, find mates, defend territories and reproduce. If possible, live dragonfly larvae will be shown and a handout will be given to those attending regarding the most common Hilton Head Island species, according to a Coastal Discovery Museum news release. After the program, participants are invited to join an exploration of the dragonfly pond on the museum’s grounds.
The program on the piping plover will be conducted by Sally Krebs starting at 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the museum. Piping plovers are small shorebirds that fly thousands of miles to come to this area for the winter. Krebs will explain why and how the Town of Hilton Head Island is helping to ensure their survival. Krebs is a biologist that has worked for the Town of Hilton Head Island for 28 years as Natural Resources Administrator and Sustainable Practices Coordinator.
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Both programs are sponsored in part by the Kroger Foundation, according to the releases. Both programs require reservations and a $7 fee because seating is limited. Contact the museum at 843-689-6767, extension 223.