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World Class Photographer to Present Dragonfly Program

03 Jul 2019 5:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

While wandering through Zilker Park Botanical Gardens in Austin, Texas, Robert Thomas was photographing flowers and wildlife.  Suddenly, a beautiful bright red dragonfly landed in front of him.  Stunned at the beauty and vibrancy of its color, he shot a photo from about 15 feet away.  That was all it took for him to be totally fascinated by these creatures. 

Robert Thomas has spent the last 13 years travelling and photographing odonates (dragonflies).  Thomas’s collection of photographs contains many very rare species, and some of his special photographs have graced the covers of numerous field guides.  As he puts it, “It’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time, and a little good luck and know how.”

Bring the family and join Robert Thomas for a colorful, unique, and exciting program all about dragonflies.  Immediately following the lecture will be an outdoor dragonfly catch and release at the Hobbs State Park visitor center.  Bring your camera for close-up shots.

When:   2:00 p.m.     Saturday July 13, 2019

Where:  Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area’s visitor center located on Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection.

Cost:  Free

For more information, call:  479-789-5000

This program is a cooperative effort between the Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas and Hobbs State Park.  To learn more about the PSNWA and upcoming Hobbs State Park programs, go to: and  and

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