Adult Opportunities

Dragonflies and Daiquiris

Sip a summer cocktail and explore the adventurous lives of dragonflies.

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Enjoy a summer evening with a daiquiri in hand, and discover the intriguing world of dragonflies. Author and naturalist Cindy Crosby will bring to life the unusual adaptations that make these ancient insects so fascinating. Dragonflies are not only big and beautiful, but they are also fierce predators, acrobatic flyers, and have a fascinating relationship to the water. Learn about the variety of dragonflies found right here at the Arboretum, take in colorful close-up photographs, and see the world through the eyes of these charismatic insects.

This program meets in person at the Arboretum. One specialty drink (choice of alcoholic or nonalcoholic) is included with admission to the program.

Instructor: Cindy Crosby, author and naturalist

Age: 21 and older

Course number: N435

Cindy Crosby, author and naturalist

Cindy Crosby is the author, compiler, or contributor to more than 20 books, including The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction, co-author of Tallgrass Conversations: In Search of the Prairie Spirit and author of Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural and Cultural History (Northwestern University Press, 2020). She is a prairie steward at the Schulenberg Prairie and the Nachusa Grasslands, and she coordinates dragonfly monitoring programs at both sites. She earned a masters degree in natural resources at University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. She blogs each week at Tuesdays in the Tallgrass, and she teaches natural history and trains naturalists in the Chicago region. Find out more on her website.

What to Know

This program meets indoors.

One beverage (choice of alcoholic or nonalcoholic) is included with admission to the program.

Program Schedule

Thursday, August 3, 2023, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bar opens at 6:30 p.m.

Founder’s Room, Thornhill Education Center


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