Damsels & Dragons: Conservation Halton Celebrates Odonata

     This looks like such an interesting event that we’re happy to help spread the word about it. Kids and nature lovers are sure to have a good time. You might even see us there. Here’s the news from Conservation Halton:

     Have you ever seen a flying jewel? Skimming across the surface of a pond, drifting through the long grass…everyone has seen them! 
     Come out to Mountsberg Conservation Area on Saturday July 18, 2009 from 1 to 3 pm, for an introduction to the exciting world of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), guided by Brenda Van Ryswyk, Conservation Halton’s Natural Heritage Technician and Odonata expert. 
     These beautiful insects are common all across Ontario, and just like birds, they can easily be identified with merely a pair of binoculars. The event will begin with an introduction to “odonate” ecology and terminology, and then participants will practice their new-found identification skills to try and spot as many different species of these “flying jewels” as they can. 
     The number of species that we spot will depend on the weather, but if Mother Nature blesses us we could see up to 20 different species of Odonata. Don’t miss your chance to learn more about the Damsels and Dragons of our wetlands! 
     Pre-registration including payment is required for this event. Please call Mountsberg at (905) 854-2276 to register. 

Mountsberg Conservation Area is located at 2259 Millburough Line, just north of Campbellville Road.

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