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2nd Annual Sibley Odonata Celebration
9:00 am — 1:00 pm
9:00 am — 1:00 pm
Sibley Odonata CelebrationSat., Aug. 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The 2nd Annual Sibley Odonata Celebration is happening Saturday, August 1st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there's something for everyone. The whole family is invited as we turn our focus to the damselflies!
Temperatures are high but that's great for dragonfly and damselfly sightings so don't let the heat keep you away! Be sure to bring a hat and sunscreen for the trails walks.
Throughout the event you can enjoy the art and photography of local artists inside the center. Members of the Sibley Photo Club will display some of their best "bug" shots and some art and jewelry will be available for purchase.
Learn to make origami dragonflies and enjoy fun activities throughout the morning. Be sure to bring the kids for a fun mini-kite craft! The brightly colored dragonfly kites will be a lot of fun on a hike later in the morning! These coloring stations and crafts will be available from 9 a.m. until the Family Hike at noon.
9 a.m., "Dragonflies and Damselflies by Family"
James Lasswell, co-author of "A Dazzle of Dragonflies," returns this year with an presentation and discussion of Odonata identification.
10 a.m., Catching a Damselflies (and other insects) on Film
Sibley Camera Club leader Arlon Motsch will offer instruction on how to catch a great photo of these and other elusive insects.
10:30 a.m., Kids and Family Hike
Ready to see these bugs in action? Join James Lasswell and volunteers on a hike to Sibley Pond to discover dragonflies and damselflies. Kids bring your newly made mini-kites for a test flight on the way!
11 a.m., Insect Photography Walk
Join Arlon on a walk to the Sibley Pond where he, and other camera clubbers, will offer hands-on tips for "up-close photography."
Noon, Kids and Family Hike
All ages are welcome for this guided Sibley tour where guests will learn more about these unique insects and hopefully spot a few! Our destination will be the Sibley Pond located on the north edge of the Sibley Trail System.