This discussion group is for those who enjoy watching dragonflies and damselflies and wish to learn more about the species found in the Ottawa-Gatineau region in Canada.
It is a place to discuss all aspects of our local dragonflies and damselflies and to share information regarding their identification, distribution, ecology, and behaviour as well as the best spots in the Ottawa Gatineau area to find them.
Subscribers can also contribute recent sightings, field trip announcements and/or reports, and damselfly or dragonfly photographs.
As of 2011, 123 species have been recorded in the Ottawa area. The 2008 Checklist of the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ottawa can be found on the OFNC website. Two species have been added to that list since it came out. We hope to encourage people to look for these marvelous insects and report their own sightings so we all can learn what else is out there!