Saturday, June 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Dragonflies and Damselflies

Join educator Rachel Roberts and naturalist David Small at the Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main Street in Athol to learn about dragonflies and damselflies. The Saturday, June 9 class will run from 10 – 12 and includes story time with a featured book and multiple hands-on art and science activity stations. Weather permitting, we will drive to a nearby body of water for a look at habitat – so dress appropriately and have transportation available. Free and open to the public, this class is geared towards families with young children but has activities all ages can enjoy. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Athol Local Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Then, at 1 pm, meet naturalists David Small and Lula Field here at the Center for an afternoon of intensive dragonfly searching. Participants should bring snacks, insect net, and a sense of adventure; be prepared for wet feet. Children welcome with adult. Severe weather cancels. Info: Dave Small, 978-413-1772 or Note: Families participating in the morning class are welcome to double-up on their adventures!  Both Athol Bird & Nature Club programs are free of charge and open to the public, and you may sign up by emailing David Small at