Dragonfly Detectives spring sessions at Prairie Ridge started a few weeks ago, and with our ‘early’ spring, we’ve had plenty of dragonflies to view! Week 2 began with the students’ first day of data collection. The day was warm and sunny, with the students recording a high temperature of 90.4 degrees F on the Kestrel and a light intensity of 1222 Lux on the light meter. There were many dragonflies out and about and the students did an excellent job of counting and recording flight numbers!
Week 3 was especially exciting as we attempted to catch dragonflies with our insect nets, mark them, and release.