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2015 Events

Watch this page for Dragonfly workshops and gatherings.

If you know of any dragonfly events that you think we should have listed here, contact us at info@mndragonfly.org.

2015 Minnesota Dragonfly Gathering weekend

August 7-
August 9,
2015)

8th Annual Minnesota Dragonfly Gathering
Tettegouche State Park

Details coming soon! 

2015 MDS Workshops & Events

An MDS Workshop is a hands-on way to get introduced to the identification of dragonflies and damselflies.  Please come prepared for the weather, rain or shine. Also bring rubber boots or wading shoes, a lunch, water bottle and whatever else you will need for the day. Nets and field guides will be available for loan, but participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment if they have it. Other supplies will be provided.

2015

Events

May 3, 2015

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Marine on St. Croix - Lee & Rose Warner NatureCenter

 

Minnesota Dragonfly Society Board Meeting


Come join us and help us plan and discuss the future of MDS!

May 23, 2015

9:30 - 1:30 PM

White Bear Township - Tamarack Nature Center

The Great Dragonfly Gathering at Tamarack Nature Center

Come be a part of our Annual Hoopla! Attendees get up close hands on experience catching and handling dragonflies from a local expert, while learning about their fascinating biology.  Questions? Contact Vanessa 651-204-6070 or vanessa.strong@vlawmo.org.

Cost: FREE, but please register online at www.vlawmo.org

May 30, 2015

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lake Phalen, St. Paul - Waterfest

A Water Wonderland

We will be doing an exhibit of Minnesota Dragonfly Society with live nymphs and adult dragonflies, as well as offering a nature walk to demonstrate hands-on capture, handling and identification.

June 27 - 28, 2015

9AM - ????

Beltrami County - Red Lake WMA Historic Norris Camp

Dragonfly Survey

You are encouraged to drive up on Friday 06-26 and spend the night if interested. There's space in the bunkhouses for up to 15 people and lots of room for camping.

We'll meet in the dining hall at 9 AM on Saturday 06-27 where we will clean everyone's gear to prevent the spread of invasives, with a quick talk on how to catch dragonflies before we head out.

There will be a potluck dinner on Saturday night in the dining hall along with a dragonfly 101 talk and any other presentations that anyone would like to make. Gretchen usually gives a presentation about the bogs and is always happy to give a tour of the Historic Norris Camp.

On Sunday, 06-28, we will meet at 9AM in the dining hall to head out into the field again.

People are on their own for food (bring something for the potluck.) Kitchen facilities and a grill are available. The nearest restaurant or store is at least a half hour away.  Questions? Contact Curt.

Cost: FREE

June 27, 2015

10AM - noon

White Bear Township - Tamarack Nature Center

Dragonfly Survey/Drop-in Discovery

A super concentrated bioblitz extravaganza of fun!  Questions? Contact Vanessa 651-204-6070 or vanessa.strong@vlawmo.org.

Cost: FREE

July 1, 2015

White Bear Township - Tamarack Nature Center

Backyard Bugs (1st/2nd grade) & Naturally Scientific (3rd/4th grade)

Morning and Afternoon sessions. Exact times TBD.    Questions? Contact Vanessa 651-204-6070 or vanessa.strong@vlawmo.org.

Cost: depends on program; must register with Tamarack Nature Center

July 10-11, 2015

Noon to noon

Near Glenwood - Sheepberry Fen

Simon Lake Bioblitz

The Sheepberry Fen preserve includes a mix of dry upland prairie and oak savanna and a large groundwater-fed wetland complex called a calcareous fen.  Begins at noon on the 10th, with evening observations and an evening program, early Saturday morning observations, and a wrap up at noon on the 11th.

Questions - contact rmoore@landstewardshipproject.org

July 25, 2015

10AM - noon

White Bear Township - Tamarack Nature Center

Dragonfly Survey/Drop-in Discovery

A super concentrated bioblitz extravaganza of fun!    Questions? Contact Vanessa 651-204-6070 or vanessa.strong@vlawmo.org.

Cost: FREE

July 29, 2015

White Bear Township - Tamarack Nature Center

Hug a Bug

Morning (PreK/K), Afternoon (PreK/K/1st/2nd grades)   Questions? Contact Vanessa 651-204-6070 or vanessa.strong@vlawmo.org.

Cost: depends on program; must register with Tamarack Nature Center

September 19-20, 2015
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Dayton, MN - Eastman Nature Center

Nymph Identification Workshop

For details, click here.  Questions? Email info@mndragonfly.org.

Cost: $20. 

 

Past Events

January 5, 2015

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Marine-on-St-Croix - Warner Nature Center

1st Annual Dragonfly Society Meeting

November 5, 2014

4:30 PM

Whole Foods (Maple Grove)

MDS Outreach Committee meeting

October 4, 2014

4:00 PM

Marine-on-St-Croix - Warner Nature Center

Minnesota Dragonfly Society Board Meeting (everyone welcome)

Sept 22, 2014
6:00PM - ??

Roseville, MN - Grumpy's Bar & Grill
Dragonflies & Drinks will be joining the Birds & Beers group

August 8
9:30AM-12:30PM

Maplewood, MN - Maplewood Nature Center

 

Educator Dragonfly Workshop.  Registration and info here.  Ami Thompson

August 5

10:30AM-11:30AM

Ramsey, MN - Tamarack Nature Center

Dragonfly Program with Bug's Life campers (1st/2nd grades).  Contact Tamarack for more info: tamarack@co.ramsey.mn.us

July 26
7PM-9PM

Lake Elmo, MN - Lake Elmo Park Reserve
Dragonfly Program.  Free, but Washington County Parks permit may be required.  Kurt Mead.

July 24, 2014
1:30PM - 3:30 PM

Austin, MN - Hormel Nature Center

Family Program, free, registration is required, info@hormelnaturecenter.org or call them at 507-437-7519. Kurt Mead

July 22, 2014
9:30AM - Noon

Ramsey, MN - Tamarack Nature Center

Dragonfly Monitoring with the Backyard BioBlitz campers (3rd/4th grades).  Contact Tamarack for more info: tamarack@co.ramsey.mn.us

July 19, 2014
9:00AM - 5:00 PM

Grand Marais, MN - North House Folk School

Survey Workshop.  $85. Registration info at www.northhouse.org/courses. Kurt Mead

July 19, 2014

9:00AM - 5:00 PM

Glyndon, MN - Buffalo River State Park

Dragonfly Workshop and Survey at Bluestem Prairie SNA.  Free, but $5 daily entry fee for park.  No registration required, contact Andrea Wakely at (218) 498-2124 or by email at andrea.wakely@state.mn.us.  Scott King

July 12, 2014
9:00AM -
5:00 PM

Glyndon, MN - Buffalo River State Park
Workshop & survey.  Contact the park naturalist Andrea Wakely with questions.  No registration required. Scott King.

July 12, 2014
10:00AM -
5:00 PM

Duluth, MN - Hartley Nature Center

Survey Workshop.  $15 ($10 for MDS members), no registration required. Kurt Mead

June 28, 2014

9AM - 5PM

Finland, MN -  Clair Nelson Intermodal Transportation Center (aka Finland Rec Hall)

 

Survey Workshop - $15 ($10 for MDS members), no registration required. Kurt Mead.

June 28, 2014

10AM - 12PM

Ramsey County, Tamarack Nature Center

FREE - Drop in Dragonflies “A two hour event where folks can drop in to learn about dragonflies and damselflies”

Contact Tamarack for more info tamarack@co.ramsey.mn.us.

June 28, 2014

12:30PM - 4:30PM

Ramsey County, Tamarack Nature Center

FREE or $5 (TBD) - Dragonfly Workshop

To register online click here or email vannessa.strong@vlawmo.org. Vanessa Strong

June 28, 2014
1:00PM - 4:00PM

Fridley, MN - Springbrook Nature Center

 

FREE - Dragonfly 101 - Classroom presentation followed by an outdoor walk, collecting, photographing then classroom identification.  John Arthur

June 23, 2014

8:30AM - 12:30PM

 

Apple Valley, MN - Minnesota Zoo

Educator Dragonfly Workshop at the Minnesota Zoo, $50. To register click here. Ami Thompson


The Minnesota Dragonfly Society has been accorded 501(c)(3) status effective 04/18/13.