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Dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies are seen as dainty and delicate with their jewel-toned colored bodies and brightly colored wings. There are so many things to admire about these beautiful fliers.
Dragonfly larvae are called nymphs, because they spend their first year living underwater. The main difference between a dragonfly and damselfly is how they hold their wings at rest. Dragonflies hold their wings out and perpendicular to their bodies, while damselflies fold back their wings.
While damsels and dragonflies feed on other insects, butterflies are the nectar sipping counterparts. Butterflies are a completely separate species from dragonflies and damsels, and they are one of the most beloved insects.
Get to know more about dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies at these free July programs in Cleveland Metroparks:
Dragons, Damsels and Butterflies
Saturday, July 6 � 10:30 a.m. - noon
Watershed Stewardship Center � West Creek Reservation
Amberwings, jewelwings, skippers and more! West Creek Reservation is full of colorful insects. Join Naturalist Jen Brumfield on a net-swinging journey through fields, pond edges, and open forest to get up close with winged creatures on this summer bug fest. Watershed Stewardship Center is located at 2277 W. Ridgewood Drive in West Creek Reservation, between State and Broadview roads in Parma, south of Rockside/Snow road. For more information, call 440-887-1968
Dragonflies, Damselflies, Butterflies and Birds
Saturday, July 13 � 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Garfield Park Nature Center � Garfield Park Reservation
Join Naturalist Beth Whiteley and travel to the beautiful grounds of Calvary Cemetery. Look for a variety of dragonfly, damselfly, butterfly and bird species that use this 400-acre oasis as their summer breeding and feeding grounds. Garfield Park Nature Center is located off Mill Creek Lane, off the Broadway Avenue entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights. For more information, call 216-341-3152.
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