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Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeast Ohio, by Larry Rosche, Judy Semroc and Linda Gilbert, is a comprehensive field guide which includes charts, graphs and maps of all species occurring in Northeast Ohio. Generously illustrated and containing hundreds of stunning digital photographs by internationally acclaimed nature photographers, this field guide is a must for both the enthusiast and wildlife professional. At over 300 pages, the entire life history, from egg to nymph to adult, is discussed in full detail in a precise, easy-to-navigate format. Published by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

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Biographies

Larry Rosche

Larry Rosche's first edition of Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeast Ohio paved the way for a variety of new field guides that enable naturalists and citizen scientists to identify dragonflies and damselflies in the field. A longtime birder, Larry penned the Birds of the Cleveland Region in 2005. Currently, he is a field researcher for the Conservation Outreach Program of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He is also employed as the range distribution mapmaker for Houghton Mifflin Company's Peterson Field Guide Series™. His passion and expertise is well known locally and nationally.

Judy Semroc

Judy currently works in the Natural Areas Division for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History as a Conservation Specialist. She is the founder of Operation Botanic Rescue (a volunteer plant-rescue group), Quail Hollow Land Conservancy and Chrysalis in Time — the first Ohio chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA). As a former Petroleum Geologist and science teacher, Judy loves to learn about and share her passion for the natural world through hikes, interpretive programs and photography.

Linda K. Gilbert

Linda K. Gilbert serves on staff for the Geauga Park District as an interpretative naturalist. Her background in natural history originates from being raised on an incredible rural property containing a variety of habitats and creatures. An avid curiosity to know which species shared her days became the fuel for deepening her love of nature. Linda's interest in dragons and damsels arose from the frustration of not having an adequate field guide to identify them. She conducts Odonata surveys on several Geauga Park properties as well as her own. She also volunteers for citizen science projects including vernal pool monitoring, Monarch butterfly tagging, the Ohio Breeding Bird Survey and Ohio Odonata Survey.

Jennifer Brumfield

Jennifer Brumfield's interest in wildlife sparked from day one by her father's love for natural science. Her colored pencil and graphic pen illustrations have appeared in hundreds of natural history publications across the country, including the ABA's Birding magazine. She is currently a scientific illustrator and naturalist with Cleveland Metroparks, and a birding tour guide with Birding America and Tropical Birding. For more information about Jen’s work, updates on tours and workshops, and her blog, please visit her website.