Date: 2/28/17 8:38 am From: Harry LeGrand (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Latest (2017) version of the Dragonflies and Damselflies of NC website done
The *Dragonflies and Damselflies of North Carolina* website has been revised, with all of the 2016 (and earlier) records added. The latest PDF is also done, so you can download that to your computer or print in out and put it in a binder..
You will note a few changes to the website: 1. The map legends have been simplified, reducing 7-8 categories down to 5. The brighter colors are intended to catch your eye, and we prefer to have Photo (online on the website) be the top confirmation category, over Specimen/Collection, as more and more folks are documenting records with a camera and not a net/specimen, and folks on the website can see the photos and review their identification. We have removed Cuyler's name from the legends, and segregated specimens by before or after the last 20 years. Sightings, including reports with photos not uploaded online, are in a separate color, and finally records without any data other than species, county, and maybe observer/collector, are in the last category.
2. John Petranka and Mark Shields have been added as "authors", as they not only reviewed essentially all photos on the website, they also reviewed the text I have written and offered many suggestions. You should note that a few dozen photos were judged to be inaccurately identified, and thus moved to the correct species page. So, if you are wondering what happened to your Mustached Clubtail photo, it might be in the Green-faced Clubtail account, for example.
Note that from the home page on the website, you can get to the PDF by clicking on "Files to Download" near the top of the page. Also, remember that the authors do *not* enter records for you. Records are entered by you, yourself. Tom has given many of you a USERID and PASSWORD for data entry (and photo upload). So, if you have records you want to get into the database (and we hope you do), contact Tom.
Hope you enjoy the revised site (and revised maps and colors). Remember to check the "Show Recent Occurrence Entries" often during the year to see what has been entered recently into the database -- the color maps automatically update with new records, as do the flight charts. And remember to click on a colored county to see the records for the county. Also remember to click on the View PDF next to the top photo or above the map to see the latest flight charts of the species (as the flight charts are automatically updated with any new record).
Enjoy, and let us know if you see errors or have trouble with downloads, etc.