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TNA – Dragon Hunting at Wiregrass Lake

Join the Toledo Naturalists Association for dashers, dancers, clubtails, and bluets! What better place to stalk odonates than the spot that has more recorded species of dragonflies and damselflies than any other Toledo Metropark? Join Kim Smith for a morning of looking up, down, and all-around Wiregrass Lake. We’ll see photogenic crowd-pleasers like the Calico Pennant as well as the needle-sized Bluets that hide in the grass.

Most people find that binoculars are necessary to see these small insects, so bring your binoculars (and optional camera) for the leisurely half-mile walk around the lake.

Ticks generally aren’t a big problem at Wiregrass, but if you’re concerned about them we suggest wearing long pants and shoes with socks. Light-colored clothing helps you to see the ticks better.


Location: Wiregrass Lake 201 N. Eber Rd, Holland, OH 43528

Wiregrass Lake Metropark