Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Whisperer Speaks

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:

http://beachwatchers.net/sw_2013/?q=htm.home

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!

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