FW: Dragonfly calendar
- Hello all-
I apologize for cross-posting, but I wanted to let you know that the Xerces
Society, in conjunction with the Migratory Dragonfly Partnership, is
creating a Dragonfly 2013 calendar, and we are soliciting your input for
photographs of specimens from North and Central America. Those of you who
were at the recent DSA meeting know that the Migratory Dragonfly Partnership
has launched several new programs in the past few months, including
Dragonfly Pond Watch <http://www.xerces.org/dragonfly-migration/pondwatch/>
and the Stable Isotope Project
<http://www.xerces.org/dragonfly-migration/projects/> . Part of the goal of
MDP and Xerces is to use the phenomenon of dragonfly migration to educate
the public about the importance of odonates and the vulnerability of their
habitats, and to give people more information and a better appreciation of
these beautiful insects.
To that end, we have developed a set of different themes for the months of
the year to draw attention to the many fascinating and fabulous aspects of
odonate life ecology and behavior, including: Endangered Species;
Vulnerable/threatened habitats; Migration; Life cycle; Ecosystem roles &
services; and Cultural/aesthetic importance. The attached document gives
more details about the different species of interest that may fall under
these designated themes.
If you would like to submit photographs for potential inclusion in this
calendar, photo specifications and transmission guidelines are also included
in the attached document. Note that the photographer will retain copyright
of the image. Photo credits will be given for each photo, and can include
URLs for contributors' web sites if desired. Anyone whose photograph(s) are
included will also receive up to 3 free copies of the calendar. We would
like to receive all photos no later than June 15, but earlier submission is
of course welcomed.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly or to e-mail
dragonfly@.... We hope you will help us to create a memorable
calendar for 2013!
Celeste A. Mazzacano, Ph. D.
Staff Scientist / Aquatic Program Director
Project Coordinator, Migratory Dragonfly Partnership
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
1971 - 2011: Forty Years of Conservation!
628 NE Broadway, suite 200, Portland, OR 97232, USA
Cell: (503) 490-0389
Tel: (503) 232-6639 x105
Toll free: 1-855-232-6639 x105
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The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international
nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of
invertebrates and their habitat.
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