I feel fortunate to live in Florida where species under threat such as dragonflies are seemingly abundant. Dragonflies worldwide are of concern to conservationists due to massive loss of wetland habitat. You can help scientists better understand Dragonflies by reporting your observations of them on Migratory Dragonfly Partnership website.
Unlike most other NY'ers, I never visited Florida as a child. My family could not afford that D'Wirl vacation. No way. Anyway, when I first started thinking about moving here I was really afraid, for some bizarre reason, that there would be no significant deciduous trees. I grew up in the land of ridiculously tall trees and I was totally ignorant of what a subtropical topography consisted of. I still remember my first aerial view of Tampa Bay in 2004 - nothing but green as far as the eye could see. That's when I suspected I'd come home. Flash forward 13 years and I'm happy to report that Florida's forests are killing it like a prehistoric fairy tale. Go outside and see.