Science in Nature: Tracking Dragons – The Science of Darner Dragonfly Migration

August 04, 2022

Are you curious how nature functions? Uncover the mysteries of nature in a program from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, August 4, focusing on some of North America’s largest dragonflies – the darners. Some of these species are known to migrate long distances every year. Come learn about how researchers are working to understand their migratory behaviors and pathways. Get up close and personal with dragonfly nymphs – the juvenile life-stage of these amazing organisms – and try to catch some adults if we see any flying. Meet at the Biome Center, University of Minnesota Itasca Biological Station (along Main Park Drive, watch for signs). Today’s guest is Emily Schilling, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, Augsburg University, Minneapolis & Faculty Curriculum Coordinator, University of Minnesota Itasca Biological Station. This program is coordinated by the University of Minnesota’s Itasca Biological Station and Itasca State Park.