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2012 Calendar of Events


2012 Events

Watch this page for Dragonfly workshops and gatherings in 2012.

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

2012 Minnesota Dragonfly Gathering weekend

June 8 - 10, 2012

7th Annual Minnesota Dragonfly Gathering
Itasca Field Station

The 2012 MDG will be headquartered and housed at the U of M’s Itasca Field Station in Itasca State Park.  A highlight of the weekend will be a canoe trip down the Shell River in northern Wadena County.  The beautiful Shell River holds great promise for a variety of uncommon Clubtail species.  Other field trips will occur in and around Itasca State Park. 

Details and costs will be announced when they are available

2012 MOSP Workshop Schedule

A MOSP Workshop is a free, hands-on way to get introduced to the identification of dragonflies and damselflies. All Workshops go from 9am to 4pm. We will start out indoors, building the foundation for what we will do for the rest of the day in the field. 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.

Did I mention that these workshops are free?

June 16, 2012
9am - 4pm

Vadnais Heights Watershed District in Ramsey County
Tamarack Nature Center, White Bear Lake
Download map (pdf)

Please pre-register with vanessa.strong@vlawmo.org
A free lunch will be provided.

June 24, 2012
9am - 4pm

Winona, MN
Google Map to Winona Workshop

No pre-registration required.

July 8, 2012
12pm - 6pm

Big Bog State Recreation Area
Waskish, MN on Upper Red Lake

No pre-registration required.

July 28, 2012
9am - 4pm

Sibley State Park
New London, MN

No pre-registration required.

Other Dragonfly Events

June 21, 2012
7:00 pm

Public Dragonfly Program,
Hormel Nature Center, Austin MN

RSVP at 507-437-7519

Support for this project was received from the USFWS State Wildlife Grants Program, the Minnesota Game and Fish Heritage Enhancement Fund, and the Minnesota Nongame Wildlife Fund through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources.