Explore the fascinating world of dragonflies and damselflies in this online class with The Morton Arboretum. Join dragonfly monitor Cindy Crosby for two interactive, live sessions, with an independent field study in between.
The first session is an introduction to the natural history of the dragonfly, with beautiful images and recommended tools and techniques for identification of species commonly found in northern and central Illinois. You will then put your skills to work outside on your own during the following week in any local preserve, park, or your own backyard. The second session will help you with your field questions and offer more advanced identification skills. To conclude, enjoy an overview of the cultural history of the dragonfly—its place in art, literature, music, and even cuisine! You’ll never see dragonflies in the same way again.
Automated captioning is provided for this program.
Please check out Advanced Dragonfly and Damselfly ID (online) if you already have basic identification skills.
How do I access the program?
- Your link to join the program will be included in the order summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
- Click on the link at the scheduled date and time.