President’s Note: Dragonflies

president's note dragonflies

I recently learned a location on the Kerr Center Ranch was the first place dragonfly species were documented in Oklahoma, in 1907.

The book Dragonflies at a Biogeographical Crossroads – The Odonata of Oklahoma and Complexities Beyond its Borders, by Brenda D. Smith and Michael A. Patten, thoroughly covers the topic of dragonflies in Oklahoma.

As you might notice by the title (and size, at 726 pages), the book is more academic and is not really suited for field use. However, if you want a thorough coverage of Oklahoma dragonflies, this book does it.

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife dropped by to commemorate the 1907 event at Cavanal Lake for an article on the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife’s website – have a look!

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