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WISCONSIN HOSTS NATIONAL DRAGONFLY EXPERTS

June 3, 2014

LADYSMITH, Wis. - The Dragonfly Society of the Americas along with the Wisconsin Dragonfly Society will co-host their annual business meetings on June 13-15 in Wisconsin's Northwoods, welcoming nature enthusiasts from all over to learn more about dragonflies and connect with many of the best dragonfly experts in North America.

"We're excited to co-host our yearly meeting in collaboration with the National Dragonfly Society," said Bob DuBois a research scientist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the meeting coordinator. "This presents a special opportunity for devoted supporters and dragonfly beginners to connect with some of the most knowledgeable specialists in the field as well as get truly dialed into the society we have here in Wisconsin."

The weeklong event starts on June 11 and will include pre- and post-meeting field trips to local habitats, showcasing Wisconsin's remarkable clubtail rivers. Pre-meeting trips on June 11 and 12 will host participants at the Beaver Creek Nature Center on the Eau Claire River to observe area species including the Sioux snaketail. Following the main board meeting in Ladysmith, dragonfly enthusiasts will have the opportunity to travel to the Kemp Natural Resource Station southeast of Minocqua on June 16-18.

In addition to the meetings, a banquet, silent auction and plenty of relaxed opportunities to meet others and enjoy the camaraderie of dragonfly advocates will be available to attendees.

The Dragonfly Society of the Americas was originally organized in 1988 and works to encourage the study, conservation and enjoyment of the dragonfly species through collaboration and cooperation among involved groups, experts and enthusiasts. In 2002, the group became a nonprofit and continues to serve members throughout all of the Americas, including Central and South America.

To learn more about the 2014 Dragonfly Society of the Americas and Wisconsin Dragonfly Society Annual meeting, please visit mamomi.net/dsa2014 (exit DNR).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob DuBois, DNR Research Scientist and co-coordinator 715-392-6976 or Ken Tennessen at ktennessen@centurytel.net

Last Revised: Tuesday, June 03, 2014




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