The Ohio Odonata Society had their annual meeting over the weekend, in partnership with the Ohio Dragonfly Survey. Thanks to MaLisa Spring, Shane Myers, Hancock Parks District and whoever else had a hand in putting this together. Base Camp was Oakwoods Nature Preserve, where the 100+ attendees heard a diverse selection of talks. Kurt Mead, all the way from northern Minnesota, was the headliner. He's the author of Dragonflies of the North Woods, a great pictorial reference. Kurt talked about the ongoing Minnesota Dragonfly Survey, which was especially appropriate, as Ohio is in the midst of out Ohio Dragonfly Survey. Volunteers of all levels wanted; CLICK HERE for details.
This is a female common baskettail, Epitheca cynosura. While a bit of a plain jane, she's a masterful flyer, and allowed us the opportunity to see something interesting. You'll note the frothy brown mass emerging from her posterior end.
Again, to learn more about the Ohio Dragonfly Survey, CLICK HERE.