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Rapids Clubtail dragonfly recovery plans

COSEWIC Assessment report and Ontario Recovery Strategy for Rapids Clubtail 

UPDATE: 2016 RECOVERY STRATEGY DOCUMENT RELEASED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION:

pdf of 2016 Recovery Strategy

OR go directly to Environment Canada site

Rapids Clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor) is an endangered species of dragonfly, found in Canada only in Ontario,  on the Mississippi and Humber rivers.

Still from videorecording June 18

Gomphus quadricolor, Almonte. Still from videorecording, June 18, 2015. P. Donaldson

Habitat for this endangered species includes the Mississippi River in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills at Almonte, Pakenham and Blakeney. These are the protected sites under the Endangered Species Act, but recovery plans cite possibility of the insects existence at other locations on the river.

Further details of status report and recovery plans which have been initiated in the past can be found in the following two documents available here as pdf’s. Note that these are currently the most up-to-date documents available from Ontario agencies monitoring species at risk, that we are aware of,  but new information may be made available by MNRF or others at any time. When this information become available we will post it here asap.

COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Rapids Clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor) in Canada, 2008

Rapids Clubtail (Gomphus quadricolor) in Ontario. Ontario Recovery Strategy Series, September 2010, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources 

UPDATE: 2016 RECOVERY STRATEGY DOCUMENT RELEASED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION:

pdf of 2016 Recovery Strategy

OR go directly to Environment Canada site

 

 

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The Nature Conservancy’s Dragonfly and Damselfly Project

The Nature Conservancy’s Dragonfly and Damselfly Project

Attention Volunteers!

Are you good at identifying adult dragonflies and damselflies?

Do you have a pond, wetland, or lake that you like to visit?

Could you commit to one-hour surveys once per week over the summer?

If you answered ‘yes’ to each of these questions, then you are invited to join an important scientific study. We are trying to learn how much time and effort is needed to survey adult dragonflies and damselflies. The information will help conservationists and researchers who work with these amazing animals.

This study is being run by Jason Bried of The Nature Conservancy at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. Jennette Fox is helping out here in Canada – feel free to contact either for questions, comments or concerns.

For more info please contact:
Jason Bried
The Nature Conservancy
  518-456-0655 ext221

or
Jennette Fox (Canada)

 

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Perth Dragonfly Count

Perth Dragonfly Count

The Perth Dragonfly Count will be held on Saturday, July 12, starting at 9:00 AM.

Meet at the parking lot of the Perth Wildlife Reserve, which is near the south edge of Perth off County Road 1( leading to Lombardy). Perth is 50 minutes from Ottawa.

We will search the diverse Perth Wildlife Reserve as well as other excellent diverse areas. Our count will supplement the count in Murphy’s Point Provincial Park last summer. Their list is 65 species.

Please confirm that you might come by contacting Jim Ronson at or 613 264 1937.

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