Schedule and location
Wednesday, July 8 and Friday, July 10, 2020
10:00 a.m. to noon
Fees and registration
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.
Our 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 ID 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.
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 the forthcoming, "Chasing Dragonflies: A Natural and Cultural History" (Northwestern University Press, 2020). Cindy is a prairie steward at the Schulenberg Prairie and Nachusa Grasslands, and coordinates dragonfly monitoring programs at both sites. She earned a Master's Degree in Natural Resources at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and is a Certified Interpretive Trainer with the NAI. She blogs each week at Tuesdays in the Tallgrass @Wordpress and teaches natural history and trains naturalists in the Chicago region. Find out more on www.cindycrosby.com
This program will take place using Zoom video conferencing. A link will be provided to all registrants by email. Registrants should click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time.
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Registration closes four hours before class begins. Participants will need access to the internet via a computer or mobile device.