The MOS is a volunteer effort, coordinated by Mark F. O'Brien. Participants can add to the effort by:
Deposition of Vouchers: Collectors are encouraged to deposit voucher specimens from their collecting efforts into the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. The UMMZ has one of the largest and most extensive collections of Odonata in North America, and with its associated library, is a center for odonatological research.
2017 Update: Julie Craves and Mark O'Brien are
working on the Michigan Odonata Altas, which is based upon
the data from the MOS database. With 30,000 records, it's a LOT of data.
As you can see from the new maps, each record has been geo-referenced (largely
by Darrin O'Brien), and the information is far more useful than just a county
record map. As far as new data goes, of course, we welcome any new
records, especially from areas that are not well explored for Odonata.
For information on how to participate in the Michigan Odonata Survey, please contact Mark O'Brien by email.
last updated 01/28/2017