Minnesota Dragonfly Society
dragonfly head Surveys
dragonfly wing Species of Interest
looking in D net Calendar of Events
dragonfly Biology and Ecology
dragonfly News and

Calendar of Events


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,

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.



January 3, 2015

1:00 PM

Marine-on-St-Croix - Warner Nature Center

1st Annual MDS Membership Meeting


Past Events

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

Maplewood, MN - Maplewood Nature Center


Educator Dragonfly Workshop.  Registration and info here.  Ami Thompson

August 5


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

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

June 21, 2014

Soudan, MN - Soudan Underground State Mine/Vermillion State Parks

Dragonfly program - contact soudanmine.statepark@state.mn.us for questions, no registration required.  Kurt Mead

June 8, 2014
9AM - 4PM
Brainerd, MN - Northland Arboretum


Survey Workshop - $75 fee includes lunch. Register by emailing arboretum@brainerd.net or calling (218) 829-8770. Kurt Mead.

June 7, 2014
8AM - noon
Marine-on-St-Croix, MN - Warner Nature Center

FREE, Training for Dragonfly Workshop Instructors.

Resources, strategies, and empowerment for teaching groups about dragonflies and damselflies. Led by Kurt Mead, Ami Thompson, Ron Lawrenz, Jeff Fisher, and others.

June 7, 2014

7PM-8:30 PM


Marine-on-St-Croix - Warner Nature Center

Ron Lawrenz, John Caddy, and Scott King will present dragonfly poetry and photography.

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