Dragonflies and Bogs program offered at Kemp Station
The Kemp Natural Resources Station in Woodruff is offering two learning opportunities this month.
First, Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m., learn about the dragonflies and damselflies of Wisconsin from WDNR Biologist Bob DuBois. This indoor presentation will include an introduction to the eight families of Odonates, the basics of life history and highlights on behavior and ecology.
Also learn about the Wisconsin statewide survey of these mighty fliers and how you can become involved as a citizen scientist.
Then Monday, June 23 at 7 p.m., join UW-Madison botanist Bob Wernerehl for an exploration of the black spruce bog on the station grounds. Northern Wisconsin peat bogs have a uniquely appealing and attractive quality to them.
Feet are likely to get wet as we walk on a floating mat of peat moss to examine pitcher plants, sundew, wild cranberries and sedges adapted to life in this quintessential northern habitat. Dress appropriately for the weather. Suggested footwear includes rubber boots, tennis shoes or toe shoes that can get wet and will dry quickly back at home. Consider bringing a camera, binoculars, hand lens or magnifier, sketch pad, notebook, mosquito net or bug spray.
The group will take a few minutes to experience the bog in silence (except for the birds and frogs), when you can sketch or write a short poem, or explore. In case of poor weather Monday, the session will be held Tuesday, June 24.
These sessions are free of charge, but registration is required by contacting Karla at 715-358-5667 or email@example.com.