Dragonfly Detectives

Dragonfly Summer in Full Swing!

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With hot sunny days come lots of dragonfly activity. The following photographs come from four separate sessions of Dragonfly Detectives occurring over the past couple of months.

The first group featured is from Merchants Millpond State Park, located near Gatesville, in North Carolina’s coastal plain. Park Ranger Jane worked closely with a local 4-H group to study migrating species of dragonflies in the area. Check out what they did!


The second group is from Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge located on the Albermarle-Pamlico Peninsula in Hyde County, NC. The Refuge features NC’s largest natural lake which covers 40,100 acres. Refuge Biologist Michelle showed her students that dragonflies like to live in swampy areas too!


The final two groups were summer campers participating in a week of “Citizen Science Camp” at Prairie Ridge Ecostation, the field station for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. This site features a man-made pond teeming with dragonflies!

Students learned a lot about dragonflies in their natural habitats and had tons of fun along the way!

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