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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Autumn Meadowhawks Arrive Fashionably Late
Autumn meadowhawks are appropriately named for their habit of being the last dragonflies seen moving through an area in fall. (Most dragonfly species are spotted during the warmer spring and summer months.)
We’ve been seeing lots of autumn meadowhawks flying at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo lately. These dragonflies match the fall leaves with their brilliant red coloration and cannot be missed.
It isn’t too late too see gorgeous dragonflies out and about at Nature Boardwalk, but these latecomers are likely to be your last chance in 2011. So stop on by and see if you can spot these lovely insects today!
Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo
By transforming the South Pond into Nature Boardwalk, Lincoln Park Zoo has created an urban ecosystem in the heart of the city. Enjoy a virtual view as native plants and animals establish themselves in this rare refuge.
As Lincoln Park Zoo’s director of horticulture, Brian oversees the zoo’s gardens, from bud to bloom.
As coordinator of wildlife management, Mason chronicles the bugs, birds, fish, insects, mammals and more that make their homes at Nature Boardwalk.
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