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Dragonfly Monitoring

Colorado Dragonfly Monitoring Project (CDMP) is a citizen science project led by Butterfly Pavilion that harnesses the power of volunteers to conserve Colorado dragonflies.

Dragonflies spend most of their life cycle in and around water and the presence or absence of dragonflies in an area can indicate the health of the water. Dragonflies are also sensitive to temperature and climate. Observing how their populations fluctuate and move each year can help us measure the impacts of climate change on Colorado ecosystems.

CDMP volunteers observe and count dragonflies in open spaces and parks multiple times per season, gathering essential data that land managers can use when making conservation decisions. It’s a fantastic chance to get outdoors and learn about migratory and local dragonflies while having a positive impact on conservation in Colorado.

As Little as 15 Hours of Commitment
• Attend a Training – 3 hours
• Establish a Monitoring Site – 3 hours
• Complete a Minimum of 6 Surveys – 6-12 hours

No experience necessary. Training happens in April. The field season runs from May to September.

For more information and to sign up for a training session contact Sara Stevens, Aquarist at sstevens@butterflies.org or call 720.375.9983.