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Curt Oien of the Minnesota Dragonfly Society uses a magnifying glass to examine a dragonfly he captured July 27, 2014, in Beltrami Island State Forest. Oien is part of a small crew sampling dragonflies in the forest and adjacent Red Lake WMA as part of a three-year study to gather more baseline data on the insects. (Brad Dokken photo)

Of bogs and blueberries

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NORRIS CAMP, Minn. — Blueberries and dragonflies generally don’t come up in the same conversation, but they were prominent topics of discussion during a recent rainy morning here at the historic headquarters of Red Lake Wildlife Management Area.


Turns out the WMA and adjacent Beltrami Island State Forest have an abundance of both this summer.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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