Odonata (Dragonfly and Damselfly) Survey Training

may, 2022

14may9:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedOdonata (Dragonfly and Damselfly) Survey TrainingMacricostas Preserve9:00 am - 12:00 pm Macricostas Preserve, 124 Christian St, New Preston, CT

Event Details

Steep Rock Association (SRA) seeks community scientists to participate as member of its “Ode Corps” – a group dedicated to collecting dragonflies and damselflies inhabiting SRA’s nature preserves as part of a multiyear, comprehensive inventory effort. Join us for a training session led by Connecticut Odonata Expert Valinn Ranelli and SRA’s Conservation Science Manager Rory Larson. Project protocol, sampling techniques, equipment use, species behavior, and data collection will covered in the habitats of Macricostas Preserve. Training is scheduled for May 14, 2022.

Depending on weather, the following day (May 15, 2022) will serve as an alternate date. Following the training, interested individuals will be supplied with equipment and asked to conduct surveys on an ongoing basis throughout the field season (May-October). *Please note that participants will be required to paralyze live specimens and deliver them to the SRA Office. This is necessary for preservation and identification purposes.



(Saturday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Macricostas Preserve

124 Christian St, New Preston, CT


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