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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from Garlough Environmental Magnet 2012

Garlough Environmental Magnet
1740 Charlton
West St. Paul, MN 55118

Year: 2012
Teacher(s): Jennifer Parker

Odonata Survey

Eve K, Estella M, Zola C, Noelle W, Ella B, Eiryn H

We have been working with the Minnesota Odonata Survey Project to help them collect data about what species of dragonflies and damselflies live in West St. Paul. First we had to learn to tell the difference between dragonflies and damselflies. We have been researching how to tell the different species apart, so we can share what we find with the MOSP. For our project, we went to Marthaler and Dodge Ponds, captured nymphs and designed habitats for them to live in. We feed them and look for signs that they are getting ready to emerge. We also learned how to capture adults in nets to identify them. We will continue our data collection in the spring.

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