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First Annual Illinois Odonate Survey Volunteer Monitor Meeting!

SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 20 9:00am-12:00pm We are very happy to invite you to the first annual Illinois Odonate Survey volunteer meeting at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! Come socialize with other volunteers and odonate enthusiasts and learn more about odonates and monitoring odonates in...

PollardBase!

PollardBase for the Illinois Odonate survey is up! Please do not enter data in the Google Form any longer. Go to pollardbase.org and create an account! If you do not see your route listed please contact me at lgoldsberry@naturemuseum.org....

2018 Odonate Monitor Training Dates!!

COOK COUNTY Saturday, March 10 , 2018,  9 AM-12 PM Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, 12545 111th St, Lemont, IL. To register, click here. COOK COUNTY Sunday, March 11, 2018, 9 AM-12 PM FPDCC Volunteer Resource Center, 6100 North Central, Chicago, IL. To register, click here. COOK...

Training video link is now available

If you wish to review either beginner or intermediate/advance training videos, please go to the “Links” page. We have added two videos produced by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County....

2017 Odonate Monitor Training Dates!!

Trainings are open to new monitors and to continuing monitors who would like a refresher. You are welcome to attend training programs in any of the counties. For Cook County trainings, see the link below to register. Will County Training: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8...

More Information Regarding Monitoring Sites

Now that you are ready to get started, the first step is to decide where you want to do your monitoring.  If you want to monitor within a forest preserve (or multiple forest preserves) you will need to register as a volunteer with those preserves...

2016 Monitoring Season

Thanks to those of you who attended one of our monitoring workshops this spring.  We were quite pleased with the attendance!  Many of you have already asked about getting started. We are very happy about that!!  However, it is really still too cold.  May is...

Workshop Reminder March 12th

There is still plenty of room in this weekend’s workshop at the Notebaert Nature Museum.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the following email address:  IllinoisOdontologicalSurvey@gmail.com Saturday, March 12th;  10:00 am to 12:00 pm  ...

Newly Scheduled Workshop for 2016

DuPage County Forest Preserve Blackwell Forest Preserve March 15th 6pm – 8pm 29 W 220 Mack Road in West Chicago within Blackwell Forest Preserve Gareth Blakesley Please remember that if you plan to attend any of the workshops, it is important that you let us...

Newly Scheduled Workshop

Lake County Forest Preserve Ryerson Woods March 26th 10am – Noon 21950 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, IL 60015 Please remember that if you plan to attend any of the workshops, it is important that you let us know. All volunteers can RSVP by sending an...