Dragonflies & Damselflies - Presentation & Nature Walk

Event Dates

  • Thursday, 08/18/2022 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Event Description

In the presentation, you'll hear about how these insects make their livings. You'll learn details of mating and reproduction and find out answers to such questions as: Is it possible to breathe and poop via the same orifice? Can dragonflies prey on birds? What backyard pond features will attract dragonflies and damselflies? You'll get familiar with some of the common species in our area.

After the slide presentation, we'll head outdoors where you'll have an opportunity to observe and identify these insects in the field at a pond at Lunney Lake Farm County Park. You’ll see adult dragonflies and damselflies exhibiting some of the behaviors addressed during the presentation. It will also provide an opportunity to look at their larvae and other aquatic critters we catch with a dip net. Please wear appropriate shoes for walking on grass trails, and bring sun protection as well as drinking water.

Capacity is limited, so sign up today!


Lussier Family Heritage Center
3101 Lake Farm Road
Madison, WI 53711


Contact Friends naturalist Clare at carlson.clare@countyofdane.com

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