Dragonfly event set at Norris Camp

Anyone interested in learning more about dragonflies is invited to attend an event set for July 25-26 at Norris Camp, headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area south of Roosevelt, Minn.

The event is part of the Minnesota Odonata Survey Project, a Minnesota Dragonfly Society initiative with a focus on dragonfly and damselfly conservation through research and education.

The weekend survey is being held in conjunction with the seventh annual Minnesota Dragonfly Gathering, which this year is at Norris Camp.

The activities kick off at 7 p.m. July 25 at Norris Camp with a potluck supper and program, which will include an introduction to the Minnesota Odonata Survey Project and instructions for the next day’s surveys.

The survey is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26, and there’ll be a hot dog and potluck supper at 6 p.m. at Norris Camp, followed by an evening program at 7 p.m.

The public — and especially families — is welcome to attend and come for all or just part of the day.

For more information, contact Gretchen Mehmel, manager of Red Lake WMA, at (218) 783-6861 or check out the Minnesota Dragonfly Society’s website at mndragonfly.org.

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