RIPR News
9:06 am
Thu September 6, 2001

Counting Dragonflies

Volunteers in Rhode Island have spent the summer taking nets and baggies to the state?s wetlands. They hunt for dragonflies as part of a five year state survey organized by the Nature Conservancy. The conservancy uses dragonfly data to identify land worth protecting from development. So far, volunteers have helped identify 15 new species in Rhode Island, bringing the total to 133. WRNI?s Ellen Liberman tagged along with one of the project?s most dedicated volunteers.