Come chase dragons on the Mary Edwards Mountain Property

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Dragonfly photo by Josh Lincoln

Did you know that 300 million years ago, there were dinosaur dragonflies with 2.5 foot wingspans? Or that a dragonfly’s eye has about 30,000 lenses? Or that there are about 5,000 species of dragonfly in the world, living on every continent except Antarctica?

We invite you to come learn more about these amazing insects on a walking tour of the Granby Land Trust’s Mary Edwards Mountain Property. Jay Kaplan, director of Roaring Brook Nature Center and Nick Barnett, curator of the wildlife sanctuary and exhibits at the Children’s Museum in West Hartford, will lead a Dragonfly Walk.

The event will take place on Sunday, July 14, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. The Mary Edwards Mountain Property is located at the intersection of Mountain Road and Silkey Road in North Granby. To register for this event, please email Include the names of everyone in your party. Priority will be given to GLT members. Please be aware that you will be walking through grassy fields and you should take precautions for ticks. Rain will cancel the walk, as dragonflies do not fly in the rain.

If you are not a member of the Granby Land Trust, please join! For just $30, you can get a family membership and support the efforts to preserve Granby’s natural heritage. Checks should be made out to the Granby Land Trust and mailed to P.O. Box 23, Granby, CT 06035. To learn more and stay in touch with the GLT, visit and follow on Facebook and Instagram.