A dragonfly at Moody Forest Natural Area in eastern Georgia.
Dragonfly A dragonfly at Moody Forest Natural Area in eastern Georgia. © 2011 Karine Aigner

Places We Protect

Durham Point Sedge Meadow

New Hampshire

This 20-acre preserve in Durham provides habitat for the globally-rare banded bog skimmer dragonfly.

From Route 108 in Durham turn left onto Durham Point Road.  Travel approximately 2 miles, and turn right onto Longmarsh Road.  Park at the gate at the end of Longmarsh road being careful not to block the neighboring driveways.  The Durham Point Sedge Meadow Preserve is on the north side of the Longmarsh trail, a Town of Durham maintained footpath that begins at this trailhead.  You can enjoy views across the large beaver ponds on the Durham Point Sedge Meadow from this scenic hiking trail, or wander off-trail to explore the rocky oak woodlands of the Preserve interior.