Dragonfly Day is Saturday at Chena Lake Recreation Area | Latitude 65 – Alaska News

Dragonfly Day is Saturday at Chena Lake Recreation Area | Latitude 65 – Alaska News

The seventh annual Dragonfly Day is Saturday in which children and adults are encouraged to learn all about the flying insects. It’s 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the swim beach pavilion at Chena Lake Recreation Area, and the event is free to attend and open to the public.

Dragonfly Day is designed to introduce children and adults to the identification and ecology of dragonflies. John Hudson, of Juneau, co-author of “Dragonflies of Alaska,” will lead collection and identification activities. There will be educational activities, dragonfly-related crafts, face painting and balloon-insect crafts.

During previous Dragonfly Days, children and adults alike were thrilled by the challenge of catching dragonflies and the opportunity to hold and identify them before setting them free unharmed. The event is for people of all ages.

It’s sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges and other local partners. Call 456-0224 for more information.

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