2013 – Learning Dragonflies and Damselflies

Ruby Meadowhawk Dragonfly, by Ron Rowan

Ruby Meadowhawk Dragonfly, by Ron Rowan

On Sunday, August 25th, at 2pm, we are hosting a free workshop called “Learning Dragonflies and Damselflies”. This event will be presented by Brenda van Ryswyk and is part of the UBG’s Summer Education Series.

Dragonflies and Damselflies, or Odonates, are powerful hunters, performing amazing feats of aerial agility to gobble up scores of smaller insects. Their life cycle is fascinating, beginning underwater before crawling to land, shedding their skins, and taking to the air.

We are fortunate to have an amazing diversity of these creatures in the garden.  Brenda van Ryswyk is a Natural Heritage Ecologist with Conservation Halton, and in this session, she will teach participants how to observe and identify Odonates, and help us learn to recognize some of the most common species in our area.

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