Dragonflies by a Mist Net
Not only were we able to catch birds during the Great Outdoors Program but we were also able to catch 3 different species of dragonflies. I felt bad that the insect station was able to catch 1 Common Baskettail with all those kids running around with butterfly nets . . . I was innocently catching a few of each species without trying.
With each dragonfly capture . . . . we would slowly extracted the dragonflies from the net and then released the insect from a brave child’s thumb. Besides catching dragonflies . . . the bumblebees we caught didn’t come out of the net as safely as the dragonflies did! But it was still great giving the children a chance to see all of our bugs up close.
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