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ADV - Dragonfly and Damselfly Field Training and Exploration

Dragonfly and Damselfly Field Training and Explora website

8793 Owl Avenue
Meadowlands, MN 55765

Minnesota is home to over 150 species of dragonfly and damselfly, known collectively as odonates. These attractive and abundant insects are easily observed, but can sometimes be tricky to identify! Odonates have fascinating life histories and this training will explore each part of their life history, including their aquatic life stage! Recently, dragonflies and damselflies have become targets of cameras and nets and “dragonflying” has become a popular across the US. We hope to observe some of the 77 species of dragonfly and damselfly found in the Sax-Zim Bog through this trip.

The course meets at the Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Welcome Center (8793 Owl Avenue Meadowlands, MN 55765). There is an option to carpool from Duluth to the Welcome Center if needed/interested. Carpooling will be organized by the instructor.

Bring a lunch and any other snacks and water you may need for the day. There will be some hiking done in wet and uneven conditions. Accommodations can be made for reduced mobility if needed. Extra dragonfly nets and hand lenses are available for those who may not have one!

The course cost is $50 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Clinton Nienhaus

Sponsor Information

Friends of Sax Zim Bog

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