A couple of weeks ago, I journeyed out to Oak Hammock Marsh to learn and experience all things dragonflies and damselflies at the Dragonfly Festival. This annual event features a variety of fun things to do for all ages (especially for kids) including a bunch of outdoor adventures in the marsh. Unfortunately, this particular day was weathering an extreme rainstorm, so all outside activities were cancelled, which was a bit of a bummer since I was hoping to swoop up a bunch of bugs in the marsh. The dragonfly safari sounded intriguing and I was keen to go on a “wader walk” to catch dragonfly nymphs.
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Dragonfly fact! Did you know dragonflies spend most of their lives underwater as a nymph? Sometimes up to two, three or four years before they emerge. They then only live for a month or so after that.