Upcoming Events

September 7, 2018: Preservation Parks Bioblitz (Delaware, Ohio) MaLisa Spring will be leading the invertebrate group for the Deer Haven Park Bioblitz. MaLisa will be leading a group tour at 4 pm, but other events are throughout the day.

September 7, 2018: Biodiversity Conservation Symposium (Cleveland, Ohio) Join Jim Lemon, Linda Gilbert, and many others to learn about conservation practices. Details forthcoming

September 16, 2018: 11 AM Dragonflies at the Paw Paw Festival (Albany, Ohio) Join MaLisa Spring to learn about the Ohio Dragons at the Ohio Paw Paw Festival.

September 28, 2018: Clark County Bioblitz. (Medway, Ohio). Join MaLisa Spring and many others at Leadingham Prairie on Spangler Rd. The goal is to document as many species as possible over a 24 hour period. This includes dragonflies and damselflies, but all other living organisms as well!

October 9, 2018: 7 PM Dragonflies of the Toledo Area. (Sylvania, Ohio) Join Rick Nirschl and the Wild Ones Oak Openings group to learn about local dragonflies and damselflies.

January 12, 2018: Ohio Lepidopterists Annual Meeting (Columbus, Ohio). MaLisa Spring will give a 30 minute talk about cool Odonata finds in Ohio as part of their annual meeting at the Scioto Grange Audubon center.

March 21, 2019: 7 :30 PM Ohio Citizens and Dragons: Documenting threatened species with iNaturalist (Ashland, Ohio). Join MaLisa Spring as part of the Environmental Lecture Series from Ashland University. All are welcome to attend and learn more about how they can participate. Anticipate fun facts about dragonflies and damselflies.

April 4-6, 2019: Vernalpoolooza (Ashland, Ohio). Join the Ohio Wetlands Association to learn about all things vernal pool related. Talks on Amohibians, Macroinvertebrates, Hydrophytes, Photography, and so much more.

April 26, 2019: Documenting Dragons in Ohio: the Search Continues (Willoughby, Ohio). Join MaLisa Spring for a talk at the Burrough’s Nature Club of Willoughby, Ohio as part of their regular program. She will cover the basics of finding dragonflies and damselflies in Ohio followed by the latest news on our many threatened and endangered species of these aerial predators. Join us to learn how you can help by documenting species near you!

May 1, 2019: 7 PM East Central Ohio Forestry Association Monthly Meeting: Woodland Dragons (Dover, Ohio) Join MaLisa Spring for a 45 minute presentation on woodland dragonflies at the monthly meeting for the East Central Ohio Forestry Association. Meet at the Dover Public Library. The talk will cover the basics of dragonflies and damselflies with an emphasis on woodland species.

May 31st – June 2nd – Odo-Con-19: in Southern Ohio. More details forthcoming!

June 15, 2019: Dragonfly Day for kids (and kids at heart) (Bellefontaine, Ohio). Join Jim Lemon at Myeerah Nature Preserve for a short presentation followed by fun activities! Learn why dragonflies are important for wetlands, how to safely handle dragons, and much more. Try your hand at using dip nets to find nymphs or practice with your camera to document species for the survey.

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