It was a fun filled day as over 60 families and volunteers showed up at Tamarack Nature Center to help catch and survey dragonflies! Attendees got up close hands on experience catching and handling dragonflies, while learning about their fascinating biology, and the important connection dragonflies have to clean water and our local lakes, streams, and wetlands.
VLAWMO has been partnering with the Minnesota Dragonfly Society, and Tamarack Nature Center for the past 3 years to better understand the variety and distribution of dragonflies and damselflies in the Watershed. By monitoring the populations of wildlife, such as dragonflies, we hope to have a better understanding of how local water quality, and pollution affects the ecosystem over time. They are also beautiful and exciting beneficial insects that people of all ages connect with and appreciate. After all, who doesn't love something that spends its whole life eating mosquitoes?!