The Ohio Odonata Society is working with the Ohio Division of Wildlife to update the original survey that ran from 1991 – 2001. The new survey will run from 2017 through 2019 and culminate in a lay-person book on Ohio Dragonflies and Damselflies.
Goals for the second survey of Ohio dragonflies and damselflies include:
- to identify every species known for each county.
- to identify species introduced/established in Ohio since the original survey.
- to determine changes in distribution and abundance, especially rare species
To participate, you can either photograph or collect specimens. No identification skills are required for photo observations and we accept observations from any date. Just take a photo and submit it to iNaturalist. Check out our Photo Collections and Physical Collections Protocols for more information.
If you are interested in meeting up with excited naturalists, check out our upcoming events post.
If you have any questions about the survey, contact:
MaLisa Spring (State Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org),
Norm Johnson (Director of the Triplehorn Insect Collection – email@example.com),
Bob Glotzhober (Central Regional Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org),
Linda Gilbert (Northeastern Regional Coordinator – email@example.com),
Lynda Andrews (Southeastern Regional Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org),
Shane Myers (Northwestern Regional Coordinator – email@example.com),
Jim Lemon (Southwestern Regional Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last, and perhaps most importantly, is our funding source. This project is largely supported through the Ohio Division of Wildlife as part of the Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership. We are deeply appreciative of their help to support this research so we can better understand Ohio’s biodiversity. If you like this program, consider donating to the Ohio Division of Wildlife or to the Triplehorn Insect Collection to contribute to preserving our biodiversity.
This web-page will be updated throughout the project with more information, so be sure to check back often! -MaLisa
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