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Occoquan Regional Monitoring Project: Dragonflies

The Occoquan Regional Monitoring Project is focused on monitoring protected lands at several sites south of Washington DC. Dragonflies are surveyed as part of butterfly/dragonfly surveys that take place April through October. Survey routes are located in the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Occoquan Regional Park, Meadowoods Management Area, and Metz Wetlands. The surveys are primarily focused on helping to direct restoration and conservation efforts. Although not a standard "Pollard" design, surveys have many of the key features of that monitoring protocol - survey routes are established and the same routes are walked each time at a consistent pace.