‘Dragons and Damsels!’ topic of March 30 event at Kickapoo Nature Center

By Dr. Sonia Vogl

OREGON, Ill. — Have you been daydreaming about lazy summer days at the lake watching beautiful dragonflies and damselflies dart about? Have you ever wondered what these ethereal creatures do? What their role is in nature? Have you heard old wive’s tales about what they do to bad children? If you are curious, you can learn more at an interesting, educational program offered free by the Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC). Students will especially enjoy the speaker and her photos.

PPSOC will be hosting “Dragons and Damsels!” at the the Kickapoo Nature Center, 1919 N. Limekiln Road, Oregon, Ill., at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 30. Join PPSOC for this fun-filled, educational, experience! The speaker will be Cindy Crosby, author of seven books and numerous articles. She is a volunteer at the Morton Arboretum and Nachusa Grasslands and has extensive background in speaking and interpretation.

Listen as Cindy tells stories about the mysterious lives of dragonflies and damselflies, and discover the fascinating legends and myths surrounding these ancient insects. Enjoy beautiful photos of Illinois dragonflies and damselflies and learn a few of the common species that live in our area.

The program is for elementary students through adults and includes PowerPoint images. The program will last about 50 minutes.

The program is free and open to the public. Children are welcome in the company of an adult. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

If you have any questions, e-mail sonia.vogl@gmail.com or call (815) 732-7332.

From the March 12-18, 2014 print edition

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