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Thank you for joining "Dragonfly Detectives"! The more we can learn about which species are in our area, the better we can understand their habitat needs, gain insight into the general health of our waterways, and connect with the great outdoors through these charismatic and engaging creatures.

I'm Kelly Stettner, founder and director of the all-volunteer Black River Action Team based in Springfield, VT. We're going to get out on, in, and near the water around southeastern VT to collect exuviae (the shed exoskeletons that aquatic dragonfly nymphs leave behind as the larvae emerge from the water to reveal their fully-formed adult bodies and fly away) as well as photographs of adults and larvae (photos only, no live collecting will take place as part of this project).

I expect we'll have observations from several private ponds, Muckross Pond in Springfield, the campus of the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences in Quechee, the Saxtons River and Grafton Pond, Knapp ...more ↓

Posted on February 14, 2020 21:19 by blackriverbrat blackriverbrat | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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Collecting observations of dragonflies (Anisoptera) of southeastern Vermont, including adults, larvae, and exuviae.

The purpose of our project is to build an anecdotal inventory of Anisoptera genera and species in the region; the effort may expand to include southwestern NH, just across the CT River

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