Desoto State Park

Dragonflies & Damselflies

Event Dates:
May 7, 2021, 8:00 pm
May 7, 2021, 9:00 pm
Blue Dasher Dragonfly. Photo by Farren Dell

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:

Dragonflies & Damselflies

Join us for a fun campfire talk in the great outdoors!  Campfire Talks are a series of educational & entertaining programs located outside in DeSoto State Park. Campfire programs are held many Friday & Saturday evening (June –October) in our large campfire ring inside the improved campground. Talks are for all ages, & open to everyone!

Dragonflies and damselflies are both predatory flying insects that look primitive and ancient because they are: fossil records show prehistoric species that are quite similar to modern species, although considerably larger. Modern dragonflies and damselflies are most prevalent in warmer regions, but some species can be found in almost every part of the world except for the polar regions.  Join lepidopterist and photographer, Vitaly Charny, to learn more about the fascinating life-cycle of Alabama’s dragonflies and damselflies. Stunning photographs to see!

Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish.

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021

Time: 8:00 pm-9:00 pm (CST)

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (In case of inclement weather will be located in the CCC Pavilion in picnic area)

Fee: Free, no pre-registration required; masks are respectfully requested when in proximity of others not in your household. For any details about the talk, email