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Walk and Talk
August 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, August 17, 9 am at McIntosh Reserve Park, pavilion 2. Giff Beaton will speak on Damselflies and Dragonflies. A slide show will be followed by a visit to the nearby pond to visit these amazing creatures up close. Parking fees will be waived for program participants.
Giff Beaton has eagerly studied nature for over 40 years. For the past 25 years, he has led a variety of bird, nature and history tours and given a diverse range of nature presentations. He is the author of Birding Georgia, Birds of Kennesaw Mountain, Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast, coauthor of The Breeding Bird Atlas of Georgia and Birds of Georgia, and the senior author and editor of the Annotated Checklist of Georgia Birds. He enthusiastically follows warbler migration, especially at Kennesaw Mountain, with a main focus on photographing birds and insects in their natural habitats. Concentrating on studying and photographing dragonflies, robber flies, tiger beetles, caterpillars and jumping spiders, he is often found far afield searching for these curious and somewhat elusive creatures. He and his wife Allie live near Palmetto, GA, with their two sons, and he has been a pilot for Delta Air Lines for 30 years.