Buggin' Out

Why do some insects have feminine names like "damselfly" and "ladybug," but there aren't any 'machobeetles' or 'manwasps'? It seems unfair to the menfolk. Although, I heard damselflies were named as such because they're similar to dragonflies, but smaller and weaker, so maybe it's the female bugs who should be insulted. Be sure to bring it up at the dragonfly workshop Saturday at Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, where U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist Omar Bocanegra will help you identify dragonflies and damselflies in flight as you tour the gardens. The workshop lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., so bring a lunch. Admission is $10 for TDG members and $15 for non-members, and advance registration is required, so make sure to sign up by Friday. For more information, call 214-428-7476 or visit texasdiscoverygardens.org.
Sat., June 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


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