The Dragonfly Whisperer will be giving a talk this Saturday (February 2) at the Sound Waters 2013 conference. The conference is being held at Oak Harbor High School this year. Here's a link to the home page for the conference:
The topic of the talk will be Happy-face Dragonflies and their Spin-Dry Behavior. Many slow-motion videos will be presented depicting various aspects of dragonfly behavior, including egg laying, predation, and of course, splash-dunking and spin-drying. In addition, lots of dragonfly pictures will be shown, including ones of dragonflies from Arizona and Virginia. I will also tell the story of the Happy-face Darner that makes a house call, and the strange case of the constipated darner. You'll also learn about the Thatcher Effect and how a Slinky drops.
Here's the basic information for the talk:
I look forward to seeing lots of dragonfly enthusiasts there on Saturday!
Follow Up: The conference was a great success, with lots of interesting talks and exhibits. Thanks to all of you who attended the dragonfly talk. It was a pleasure to share the wonders of dragonflies with so many enthusiastic nature lovers. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!