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03 de maio de 2019

[OhioDragonfly] May is the time for dragons!

Hi everyone!

Despite all of the rain, we have been getting several cool records so far this year! We have had several reports of Common Green Darners, Swamp Darners, and Blue Corporals. Things are heating up! Have you made it out to find any dragonflies or damselflies yet?

The Ohio Dragonfly Conference is coming up! Have you registered ? Prime season for early dragons, we will be in Rio Grande, Ohio on May 31st-June 2nd. There are fun talks lined up including Gardening for Dragons, Photography, and several identification presentations! We hope to get out in the field and find the rare Blue Corporal and Uhler's Sunddragon. Please share with your friends who might be interested! Register here: https://u.osu.edu/ohioodonatasurvey/2019-ohio-dragonfly-conference/

Other upcoming events: https://u.osu.edu/ohioodonatasurvey/2017/12/21/upcoming-events/
May 5, 2019: 1-3 PM Sunday in the Swamp (Reynoldsburg, Ohio). Scoop up slimy critters from a buttonbush swamp at the Blacklick Woods Metro Park - Nature Center. Keep an eye out for cool spreadwings and swamp darners!

May 10, 2019: 4PM Pickerington Dragons (Pickerington, Ohio). Join MaLisa Spring for a dragonfly walk at Sycamore Creek Park. Park on Covered Bridge Ln near the kids playground. We will walk along the stream, through the Arboretum, and then up to the lake around the Moorhead Shelter. Leashed pets are welcome. Weather pending, if it is raining, the event will be cancelled.

May 18th, 2019: 2:00-3:00 PM Spring Creekin' (Westerville, Ohio). Take a rugged 1.5 mile off trail hike through the new Blendon Ravines Park property to explore the creek. You might see some cool dragons! Meet at Blendon Ravines, 5280 Cambria Way, Westerville 43081. Park along the road. Ages 6 and older

May 19, 2019: 1-3 PM Sunday in the Swamp (Reynoldsburg, Ohio). Scoop up slimy critters from a buttonbush swamp at the Blacklick Woods Metro Park - Nature Center. Keep an eye out for cool spreadwings and swamp darners!

May 25, 2019: 1:00PM-3:00PM Float the Pond - Three Creeks Metro Park (Groveport, Ohio). Take a canoe out for a ride on Heron Pond. Children must be at least 40 inches tall to ride. Meet at Heron Pond.

May 26, 2019: 1-3 PM Sunday in the Swamp (Reynoldsburg, Ohio). Scoop up slimy critters from a buttonbush swamp at the Blacklick Woods Metro Park - Nature Center. Keep an eye out for cool spreadwings and swamp darners!

May 27, 2019: 1-3 PM Canoe the Lakes ( West Jefferson, Ohio). Prairie Oaks Metro Park - See the lakes from a canoe or kayak. Equipment provided. Meet at Darby Bend Lakes

May 31st-June 2nd: The Ohio Dragonfly Conference (Rio Grande, Ohio)
(more events the rest of the summer listed on the webpage) https://u.osu.edu/ohioodonatasurvey/2017/12/21/upcoming-events/

Interested in joining MaLisa Spring in the field for a smaller dragonfly outing?
Please email me at spring.99@osu.edu if you would like to join me on one of the following upcoming trips:
May 13/14: Putnam and Henry County Dragon Adventure - There are limited public access areas, but we will walk along the rivers, along cemetery edges, and small local park systems.
May 16: Hardin County Blitz: We will visit Saulisberry Park and a couple of other local spots
More small blitzes to be added throughout the season. These will be relatively informal wanders in search of dragons across the state and not the typical outreach event structure. They will also mostly be on weekdays. Email MaLisa for one near you, especially if you are in a high priority area (Sandusky, Huron, Crawford, Fayette, Harrison, Noble, Perry).

I have also listed many of the Stream Quality Monitoring (SWM) Workshops from the ODNR Scenic Rivers programs on our events list. The program is focused on all aquatic "bugs", but you are likely to see some really cool dragons out on the streams with them. See their website for more information: http://watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/sqm

May SQM Workshops:
May 8, 2019: 6PM -8PM Little Miami Stream Quality Monitoring Workshop (Bellbrook, Ohio).
May 9, 2019: 6:30 PM -8:30PM Darby River SQM Workshop (Galloway, Ohio).

May 18th, 2019: 2PM - 4PM Stillwater River SQM Workshop (Covington, Ohio)

May 22, 2019: 6-8PM Grand Wild & Scenic SQM Workshop (Lake County?, Ohio)

May 22, 2019: 6-8 PM Greenville Creek SQM Workshop (Covington, Ohio)

May 23, 2019: 6:30-8:30PM Olentangy River SQM workshop (Central Ohio)

May 29, 2019: 6pm-8pm Chagrin Scenic River SQM Workshop

Am I missing other water related events? Do you want one near you? Let me know and I will try to work something out!

Best wishes,

MaLisa Spring
State Coordinator for the Ohio Dragonfly Survey

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