Dragonfly hunters from border states plan to meet on the St. Croix and search out unique species

Fast-flying insects will be featured during June gathering of experts and enthusiasts in St. Croix Falls.




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A female Rapids Clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor) (Greg Seitz, St. Croix 360)

The St. Croix River’s spectacular dragonflies will draw visitors from both Minnesota and Wisconsin in June for a weekend of education and exploration.

The first-ever joint meeting of the two states’ citizen dragonfly societies will include field trips, socializing, and learning opportunities in the Interstate Parks and surrounding areas.

“Join us as we search for interesting Odonata along the scenic St. Croix River,” says the Wisconsin Dragonfly Society. “We will be searching for St. Croix Snaketails and their cousins in the clubtail family, and many other species that populate the north woods.”

The St. Croix Snaketails is a rare species of dragonfly that was first discovered in the St. Croix River and has only been found in a few other rivers since then. The event is taking place at the time of year when St. Croix’s and related species are likely to be “on the wing” and in the air.


From the Minnesota Dragonfly Society:

The event begins Friday, June 7 at 5 p.m. at the St. Croix Falls Public Library. A pre-event trip will meet at the parking lot of the Minnesota side of Interstate Park on Friday at 10 a.m.

Fee camping is available at group campgrounds for Friday and Saturday evening. Space is limited so send an email to MDG@mndragonfly.org to reserve a spot.

For more info send an e-mail to MDG@mndragonfly.org.

Species that we hope to find include:

  • Midland Clubtail
  • Rapids Clubtail
  • Green-faced Clubtail
  • Dragonhunter
  • St. Croix Snaketail
  • Rusty Snaketail
  • Ebony Jewelwing
  • River Jewelwing
  • and more


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