|Presented By||Migratory Dragonfly Partnership|
|Goal||Help learn more about dragonfly migration in North America.|
|Task||Report movements of 5 main migratory species.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
We need your help to better understand dragonfly migration in North America. Although it spans three countries and has been documented since the 1880s, North American dragonfly migration is still poorly understood, and much remains to be learned about migratory cues, flight pathways, and the southern limits of overwintering grounds. Become part of an international network of citizen scientists and help monitor the spring and fall movements of the 5 main migratory species in North America, or report on these species throughout the year at a pond or wetland of your choice.
|How to Join||
Visit the Migratory Dragonfly Partnership web site at www.migratorydragonflypartnership.org to find resources, newsletters, monitoring protocols, ID help, and to record your observations. Find us on Facebook and Twitter too!
Binoculars for viewing species in flight, net to capture and view in-hand, camera for photos or video, field guide (guide to migratory species, monitoring protocols, and additional resources available on MDP web site).
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school|
|Tags||aquatic, aquatic insects, dragonfly, identify insect, insect, insects, insects & pollinators, invertebrate, migration, odonata|
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