The Dragons of White Oak

White Oak has its own dragons. Yep. They are about 3 – 4 inches long, fierce and fearless. Okay, well they are dragonflies but we think they are pretty cool. And they eat flies. Yellow flies. That’s another reason why we love them!

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Did you know there are over 5,000 species of dragonflies (and damselflies) worldwide? They capture their prey (did we mention they eat yellow flies?) with their feet in midair and devour it with serrated teeth… maybe it’s a good thing they are no bigger than they are.

Want to learn more about this little dragons? Check out the Smithsonian’s Fun Facts About Dragonflies. You might learn something. We did.

– Stephanie Rutan, Education Specialist

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