Monday, November 19, 2018

The Minnesota Dragonfly Society would like to thank everyone that donated during the "give to the MAX event.

A special thanks goes to:

Jill Jacoby
Mark Citsay
Duane Mann
Kim Nowicki
Clinton Nienhaus
Gretchen Mehmel
Kurt Mead
David Doyle
Andy Birkey
Shawn Goodchild
Heather Hundt
Jeff Fischer
Vera Wong
Curt Oien
Peg Furshong
Sandy Irish-Oien

Your support will help MDS to continue its mission of

Ensuring the Conservation of Minnesota’s Dragonflies 

and Damselflies through Research and Education

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Here are 5 reasons why you should consider making a donation to the
Minnesota Dragonfly Society through "give to the MAX" today.

1) Because the MDS is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization your donation today is tax deductible.

2) Your donation today may help to pay for supplies and logistics costs for doing dragonfly surveys around the state.

3) Your donation today may go further because of bonus prizes awarded by "give to the MAX" through out the day. This includes a $10,000 bonus which is randomly chosen.

4) Your donation today can help pay for MDS outreach. MDS participates at events around Minnesota typically free of charge.

5) Your donation today can help pay costs for dragonfly educational programs. Some of these costs include nets and field guides for participants to use, informational had outs and travel costs.

Please consider donating to the Minnesota Dragonfly Society today!
You can find our "give to the MAX" page


Thursday, March 29, 2018

MDS Volunteer Training 2018

Happy spring!  The dragonfly flight season is almost upon us and the Minnesota Dragonfly Society invites you to join us at one of our many upcoming events, surveys, and more!

This year, we’re offering a brand new training for MDS members as well as current and future volunteers.  Find out about the many volunteer opportunities MDS has to offer, learn how you can be more involved with MDS, and learn or refresh your adult dragonfly and damselfly ID skills in both an indoor lab and outdoor field session (weather permitting).   Check out the flyer and detailed schedule below, then please RSVP to reserve your space for this training if you're interested in volunteering with MDS!

It will be a busy field season and there are many great ways to get involved with MDS.  This is your opportunity to learn more and brush up on your skills before your first net swing! We hope to see you at the training or at another MDS event in the near future. Happy ode-ing!
-Leah Darst, MDS Volunteer Coordinator.

Approximate schedule for this training:

  • 10:00- Meet and mingle; light refreshments served
  • 10:30- Welcome!
    • Dragonfly/damselfly biology basics
    • MDS & volunteering overview
    • Event and survey tools overview
  • 11:45- Break*
  • 12:00- Dragonfly & damselfly ID basics
    • Presentation
    • Outdoor field survey (weather permitting)
    • Indoor ID lab
  • 2:00- Wrap-up and optional continuation of field/lab time for those who are interested
  • 3:00- Training end.  Thanks for attending and we hope to see you at our events and surveys!
*We encourage participants to bring their own lunch.

If you have any questions about this training, please e-mail the MDS Volunteer Coordinator.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ocellated Emerald
The Minnesota Dragonfly Society will be hosting the
2018 Annual Meeting of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas.
The event will take place up on the North Shore of Lake Superior
at Wolf Ridge Environmental Leaning Center
from July 11th through the 17th
with a pre-trip in the Twin Cities on July 10th and 11th.