The 2019 Ohio Dragonfly Conference registration is now live! Both the registration form and all of the conference information can be found on the following webpage: https://u.osu.edu/ohioodonatasurvey/2019-ohio-dragonfly-conference/
It is set to be a great conference this year in Rio Grande, Ohio (southern Ohio) on May 31st – June 2nd. We hope to see the state Endangered species of Blue Corporals and Uhler’s Sundragons among many other cool species.
This is a conference for beginners and advanced alike. We will have introductory identification presentation for those new to the world of dragonflies, followed by several more in depth presentations on identification and ecology.
There will be plenty of other fun presentations including some on photography, gardening for dragonflies, and local natural history.
Our keynote speaker is Michael Moore!
Michael Moore is a research biologist who investigates how animal life cycles and mating interactions adapt to different environments. Michael has studied a diverse suite of animals in regions all across the United States—including dragonflies, amphibians, fish, and ladybugs. Michael received a B.S. from Gonzaga University, a M.S. from Murray State University, and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Beginning later this summer, he will be starting as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Living Earth Collaborative—a new center for biodiversity research at Washington University, the St. Louis Zoo, and the Missouri Botanical Gardens.
He will talk about his recent research on Blue Dashers and using iNaturalist to unravel national differences in the population.
We will have guided field trips on Saturday where we get out to find potentially cool dragons and apply our new skills. Field trips will be to local habitats including wildlife areas and state parks.
Registration cost is $40 for regular attendees and $10 for students.
Don’t wait! Register now and save your spot today!
Oh, and did I mention we also plan to have moth sheets in the evening after the main conference? Join us to learn about dragons, but also maximize your cool insect time to see other cool insects at night!