Dragonflies and Damselflies at Big Lagoon

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Want to learn more about Dragonflies and Damselflies? Visit Big Lagoon State Park on August 7th at 10 a.m

The Department of Environmental Protection’s Big Lagoon State Park is hosting its ‘Dragonflies and Damselflies’ interpretive program. Dragonflies and damselflies are two of the most ecologically important and beneficial insects on the planet! Make a date with Big Lagoon State Park and explore the exciting and interesting world of these species.

To learn more about this event visit Florida State Parks.

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4 Responses to Dragonflies and Damselflies at Big Lagoon

  1. Sandcastle Momma August 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm #

    I love Big Lagoon – we camp there several times a year and it’s always a lot of fun.

    About Indian Pass. We stayed at the Indian Pass Campground (www.indianpasscampground.com) right next to the boat launch on the point. They have tent and RV sites as well as several small cabins. You do NOT want to tent camp there until winter! Bad bugs so if you don’t have a camper you might check into renting one of their cabins.

    We took our boat over to St Vincent. It’s a narrow pass so it’s not far but they have weird tides and it was hard to beach the boat without using 3 anchors. On the slack tide we had no trouble. You can tie up at the dock on the island but it’s a long walk to the Gulf from there.
    I saw several kayakers heading over there but again you have to watch the tide and need to be back to the boat ramp before the tide starts running again.

    They offer a shuttle boat for $10 a person but they weren’t running when we were there and apparently it’s kind of iffy so you need to call before you go to find out when they run.

    You can take bikes over to St Vincent and ride all along the trails and at the edge of the water.

    Again – LOTS of mosquitoes so be prepared.

    No snorkeling in this area. Water is always muddy due to Apalachicola River. But just down the road out on Cape San Blas the snorkeling is great. Clear water, lots of sealife and lots of scallops this time of year.

    If you can get over there you’ll love it but seriously those mosquitoes make ours look like cream puffs so go prepared.

    • Shawn August 5, 2010 at 6:46 am #

      @Sandcastle Momma – Big Lagoon is a really nice State Park. Also thanks for the Indian Pass info.
      @Suwannee Refugee – Thanks for the comment.

  2. Suwannee Refugee August 3, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    Dragonflies were a big part of my youth as they hanged our Hickory tree in the back yard.

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