A Community Science Project: Dragonfly & Damselfly Survey Blitz

june, 2022

11jun9:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedA Community Science Project: Dragonfly & Damselfly Survey BlitzSteep Rock Preserve9:00 am - 5:00 pm Steep Rock Preserve, 2 Tunnel Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794

Event Details

What odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) inhabit Washington, and what does their presence or absence mean for local and regional conservation? Steep Rock Association (SRA) aims to answer these questions and we need your help.

Join our team of “dragon hunters” for an educational and scientific day of sampling odonates. We’ll start by overviewing Odonata ecology, transition into training on capture technique, and then begin the hunt for as many different species of dragonflies and damselflies throughout SRA preserves. Participants should wear clothing that can get wet and will dry quickly (shorts or light pants) and bring footwear for hiking and wading use (boots, sandals or water shoes). Use of a personal backpack is required. All other equipment will be provided. Inclement weather will postpone to Sunday, June 12th.

*Please note that participants will be required to paralyze live specimens. This is necessary for identification and preservation purposes.


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Steep Rock Preserve

2 Tunnel Rd, Washington Depot, CT 06794


Steep Rock Association860 868 9131 116 Christian Street, New Preston, CT