|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Location||Illinois United States Chicago|
A map, binoculars, field forms, and a camera. Forms are available at http://www.anisoptera.org/forms.html
The project's monitoring guidelines provide more detailed information about binocular requirements: http://www.anisoptera.org/guideline.html.
Dragonfly Monitoring Network
The Dragonfly Monitoring Network is a citizen-scientist program that monitors the health of dragonfly populations throughout the Chicago area. This program represents an important step in collecting data on insect populations and their response to land management techniques.
Volunteers will be trained to collect and submit data each summer from an assigned site. They commit to:
With your help, the Dragonfly Monitoring Network hopes to gain a greater knowledge of the distribution and abundance of dragonfly and damselfly species in the Chicago region and eventually to expand the network across Illinois and beyond.