The blue dasher is one of the most common dragonflies and can typically be found near slow-moving water sources [Jim McCormac]
April 1, 2018
NOTE: I'm just getting around to posting this article on the blog, and sorry for not doing so on the heels of its publication in the Columbus Dispatch. Two events that you may be interested in related to the subject at hand:
1) Dragonfly Workshop, April 26 at Grange Audubon Nature Center in Columbus. A primer for the upcoming 2018 survey season for the Ohio Dragonfly Survey. Several interesting talks are scheduled. I'll be giving one that focuses on dragon/damselfly photography. CLICK HERE for details and scroll down to this event.
2) Odo-Con-18! The annual statewide dragonfly conference, hosted by the Ohio Odonata Society and the Ohio Dragonfly Survey. It promises to be a doozy, with great talks and field trips. Findlay, Ohio, June 22-24, all details RIGHT HERE.
OK, read on for the Dispatch article...
In 2007, the Ohio Division of Wildlife produced a popular booklet titled Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ohio. It covers all the common species that one is likely to encounter, coupled with color photos and useful natural-history information. Copies can be obtained, free, from the Division of Wildlife (1-800-WILDLIFE).