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Beginning Dragonfly and Damselfly ID

Schedule and location

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
8:00  to 11:30 a.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlisted (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) 

Course description

Learn to identify dragonflies and damselflies on the grounds of the Arboretum. Join dragonfly monitor and naturalist Cindy Crosby to learn about the natural history, diversity, habitat, and behaviors of these astonishing, colorful insects. Begin in the classroom, then head outdoors to explore the grounds. See how many species you can locate and identify.

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Cindy Crosby is the author, compiler, or contributor to more than 20 books, including "The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction," co-author of "Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit" and author of the forthcoming, "Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural and Cultural History" (Northwestern University Press, 2020). Cindy is a prairie steward at the Schulenberg Prairie and Nachusa Grasslands, and coordinates dragonfly monitoring programs at both sites. She earned a Master's Degree in Natural Resources at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and is a Certified Interpretive Trainer with the NAI. She blogs each week at Tuesdays in the Tallgrass @Wordpress and teaches natural history and trains naturalists in the Chicago region. Find out more on www.cindycrosby.com

Course details

Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Expect to walk less than a mile over uneven terrain. Portable stools available to borrow. Limit 18

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