Dragonflies create buzz in Vaughan

May 6, 2017 by  

Dragonflies and damselflies have been zipping through the air for millions of years, and Vaughan’s Kortright Centre for Conservation will be hosting an event that will shine a spotlight on these tiny aeronautic acrobats.

Those who come to the Dragonflies and Damselflies presentation will have an opportunity to learn about these insects, and how they differ from one another within in the order Odonata. Expert David d’Entremont will lead a discussion that will teach the attendees all about their life cycle, their role in the ecosystem and how they use their wings to maneuver in ways reminiscent of a helicopter.

Once the indoor portion of the event has been completed, participants will head outdoors to look for damsel and dragonflies, and identify any that they see. They will also be able to look at the types of habitat they inhabit and learn more about the risks they face. Comb binding can be utilized to craft simple insect field guides that can be given to each person who takes part in an event like this to help them learn even more about the creatures that share their world.

The workshop has been planned for June 10 in the Kortright Centre for Conservation, which is located at 9550 Pine Valley Drive. The cost to register has been set at $25 each, and further details can be found on the organization’s website.