David Reed Gallery

Dr. David Reed

Dragonflies & Damselflies

In June 2021, David Reed led a walk on the Preserve to study these marvels of nature and some other insects that happened by, showing the diversity of life right on our doorstep.

Click here to view pictures of the group's discoveries.


Photographing Dragonflies and Damselflies

David is a master of "macro" photography and has written a comprehensive guide on how to take stunning pictures of these summer visitors to the Cathance Preserve, and where to find them.

Click here to read David's guide.


David Reed presented a fascinating program in 2019 using lighting and scent attractants to bring a wide variety of moths to be examined by an enthusiastic audience at the Ecology Center.  David has provided us with a detailed guide to the moths that joined CREA for the evening!  

Click here to view the collection!


Forests of Lilliput

Maine Master Naturalist Jeff Pengel led a pre-COVID walk on the Cathance Preserve looking at liverworts, mosses, and lichens.  David Reed, using sophisticated macro photography equipment and techniques, assembled this gallery of tiny life forms that are fascinating in their complexity.  

Click here to view the collection!