|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Location||Arizona United States|
|Appropriate for kids||yes|
A notebook, writing instrument, and camera. A global positioning system (GPS) device is suggested but not required.
Arizona residents are needed to contribute to a photographic guide to dragonflies and damselflies in their state.
Interest in dragonfly watching and photography is growing across the country. Arizona is no exception, especially since dragonflies are an important indicator of water quality, a natural concern in the growing southwest. Although there are a number of Mexican species which reach the United States borders in Arizona, there remains a great deal of work to do in inventorying the species found in the state as well as better defining their ranges and flight seasons.
A number of people have studied the odonates of Arizona over the years, but readily available information has been sparse. This project provides a collection of odonate photos, many not well known within the United States.
This is your chance to contribute to the growing body of knowledge on Arizona dragonflies and damselflies.