I am super excited to announce that our Aquatic Life workshop is scheduled June 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. I can’t give you all of the details yet, but put it on your calendar!

What I can tell you is that Dr. Anna Hill will be the workshop leader. She is a retired professor and former department head of biology at ULM, and has long been active in Friends of Black Bayou Lake NWR.

We will use Black Bayou Lake to make field observations and collect specimens. Where we will take those specimens to examine them and do lab/classroom work is yet to be decided. For now, reserve the date!

Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicolis)
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicolis) (male)     (photo by Bette Kauffman)

And.., why an eyeball to eyeball shot of an Easter Pondhawk with this post? Because dragonflies are one of the many critters that lay their eggs in water. Not this particular one, actually, because… a) it’s a male, and b) it’s too far from the water to be ovipositing. But, as a dragonfly stalker, I’ll be hoping to see dragonfly eggs and/or nymphs in our workshop.

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