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Dragonfly Watching

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They are among the most colorful and diverse insects in Oregon and have been around longer than dinosaurs. Steve Gordon and Cary Kerst show us where to go to see odonates (dragonflies and damselflies). Their dragonfly walks are especially popular with kids, but adults also find them fascinating.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Ed Jahn

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West Eugene Wetlands Education Center
  • Want to join a dragonfly watching tour? Learn more about odenates and wetlands? Visit the West Eugene Wetlands Education Center, a non-profit group that monitors wetland health and offers nature watching tours in the Willamette Valley.
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Purchase a Beginners Guide
  • You can also purchase copies of the book “Dragonfly and Damselfly Watching in the Willamette Valley: A Beginners Guide” directly from West Eugene Wetlands Center. All proceeds support the education and community outreach work of West Eugene Wetlands Education Center and the Willamette Resources and Education Network.
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High Lava Plains; Dragonfly Watching; Mountain Quail; Stout Mountain Photo Essay (1809)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1809
Original Broadcast: February 8, 2007