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Tuesdays at Tanglewood: Who Lives Here? Dragonflies

Posted on 7/17/2013 by Rebecca Woodcock

Tuesdays at Tanglewood: Who Lives Here? Dragonflies

Join Brian Bockhahn of NC State Parks for an up-close view of dragonflies in their natural habitat at Tanglewood Park on Tuesday, July 30. Who Lives Here? Dragonflies begins at 10:00 am at Shelter 2.

During Part I at Shelter 2, Brian Bockhahn will teach ID, basic biology, migration, and the best ways to observe these beautiful insects. Play games and use natural materials to make your own sparkly dragonfly. (Note: Part I of this program is open to the public with no pre-registration required. Immediately after the public program, Brian will offer Part II, an "up-close" session for pre-registered guests only.)

During Part II, we will travel to one of the park’s aquatic habitats at Shelter 3 to observe the beauty and behaviors of these fascinating insect predators through the use of binoculars and “catch-and-release” methods. Pre-registration is required for Part II.

The Tuesdays at Tanglewood programs are part of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools The Amazing Summer ESCAPE Challenge. Click the link for more information and to register your student today!

Participants should bring their own sunscreen, insect repellent, and water bottle, and wear comfortable hiking clothes and shoes. Children ages 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


General Park Information

  • Pets must be under control of their owner and kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. All pets must have current inoculations for rabies. Pets must be kept and never left unattended. Pet owners are responsible for their pets using the designated waste area and cleaning up after their pets at the designated area.
  • Golf, Horse Stables, Hiking Trails and Accommodations are available year-around.
  • Gardens are open year-around. Blooming seasons vary.
  • Tennis activities are available from April to November.
  • Water activities can be enjoyed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Entrance Fee:
    • $8.00 - Passenger Vans and Buses
    • $2.00 - All other vehicles
    Annual passes can be purchased at the Welcome Center for $50.00 for passenger vans and buses and $25.00 for all other vehicles. Entrance fees and annual passes do not include admission to special events.