Amazing tale of dragonflies part of Swan Lake summer workshops

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They don’t breathe fire or guard princesses locked high in a castle turret, but dragonflies and damselflies are some of nature’s coolest creatures.

With the ability to cruise at 50 km/h, stop mid-flight and hover motionless, these insects are a masterpiece of Mother Nature.

Join entomologist Gord Hutchings for Of Damsels and Dragonflies, a two-day introductory course to learn about the bugs and the variety of Victoria’s natural world.

The course is on July 6 and 10, and includes a two-hour lecture the first day (7 to 9 p.m.) and a field trip on the Saturday (1 to 3 p.m.). Cost is $25 for Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary members or $35 for non-members.

For more information, call 250-479-0211 or visit www.swanlake.bc.ca.

kslavin@saanichnews.com