Dragonfly Mercury Project Sample at Lake Norris

Join the Wekiva River Ambassador and the Wekiva River Aquatic Preserve for the 2021 Dragonfly Mercury Project! See this video for more details!

Meet at the Lake Norris Conservation Area East Trailhead, 24542 Blackwater Creek Rd, Eustis, FL 32736 on Tuesday June 15th at 9:30 AM. We will be accessing the launch area through a locked gate, please arrive by 9:30 AM so we can drive through the gate to the sample area together.

Please fill out the registration form by clicking here. Questions? Click here to email the River Ambassador.

Want to be prepared for this event? Check out this video on how to ID dragonfly nymphs to family, the DMP webpage, or download the DMP sampling guide here.

Sample site at Lake Norris launch area.

Community science in action! Get your feet wet (or not!) and dip net to find macroinvertebrates!

The prize of our work, a dragonfly nymph!

Rob Mattson, Senior Environmental Scientist, demonstrates how to dip-net to the group.

Thank you to all of our community scientists who joined us on this wet, rainy day at Lake Norris!

Lucy uses the digital microscope to look at the macroinvertebrates we caught.

The first few dragonfly nymphs caught!

The group dip-netting on the shoreline of Lake Norris.