Summer is finally here and there is no better way to connect with our natural world than explore the marvels of the insects around us. This summer we will feature two groups of insects to learn more about Dragonflies and Moths. May 31st we’ll kick off with a Workshop on the Dragonfly and Damselflies of North Quabbin. This series will allow participants to become familiar with the basics of dragonfly and damselfly identification, life history and how to observe photograph and enjoy the jewels of the insect world.This series is free to ABNC members and a $5.00 donation is asked of non-members.
Of special interest will be our Dragonflies and damselflies for families with Rachel Roberts and volunteers. Crafts and games for kids of all ages will be followed by a trip to Silver lake here in Athol for some hands on experience in catching carefully holding and releasing dragonflies. Dragonflies are safe and fun to hold and in my mind the tactile experience of carefully holding a live animal, looking into the multifaceted eyes and watching it take flight can’t be beat.
So join us for some summer fun and excitement.
Next I’ll post about all the nighttime fun we can have right in our own backyard. Come over to the Darkside and learn about the nocturnal world of moths….. Several events are planned for this summer…