Often referred to as “living fossils,” dragonflies are one of the oldest known groups of insects. As such, it is awe-inspiring to think of all that the dragonfly ancestors as well as other long lived insects have encountered. Actions that we view as distinctly human, such as cooperation, nurturing of family units, slavery, and even war – have all been done by insects before us. Insects are invariably complex and their histories are rich.Today, look more closely at the natural world around you. What do you notice? What can you see?
Dr. Kathryn Knox is a life-long educator, consultant, and author.