The Migratory Dragonfly Partnership invites citizen scientists to join a growing community working together to increase scientific knowledge about North America’s five main migratory dragonfly species. Dragonfly migration is one of the most fascinating, yet least known, events in the insect world, according to organizers of the Migratory Dragonfly Partnership. This is even more surprising considering dragonfly migration occurs on every continent except Antarctica.

In North America, migrations are seen annually in late summer and early fall, when thousands to millions of insects stream southward along coasts, lake shores, and mountain ridges from Canada down to Mexico and the West Indies, passing along both coasts of the United States and through the Midwest. Movement back north is less obvious, but it is known to occur because mature adult dragonflies appear early in spring at places where overwintering resident immatures (nymphs) have not yet emerged.
To better understand and conserve North America's dragonfly migration, dragonfly experts, nongovernmental programs, academic institutions, and federal agencies from the United States, Mexico, and Canada formed the collaborative partnership.
Regular monitoring and centralized reporting among participants across three nations will help us answer some of the many questions currently surrounding dragonfly migration and provide information needed to create cross-border conservation programs to protect and sustain the phenomenon. This site will allow citizen scientists to submit dragonfly migration observations.