Judy Semroc & Larry Rosche
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). Judy also co-wrote "The Dragonflies & Damselflies of Northeast Ohio" with Larry Rosche and Linda Gilbert. In 2010, Judy received the Portage County Environmental Hero Award. 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.
Larry is Conservation Specialist for the Natural Areas Division of the Natural Areas Division of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. In 2007, he received the Ohio Biological Service’s Naturalist of the Year award. In 2008, he received the prestigious Cardinal Award for Outstanding Contribution to Ohio Conservation. In 2009, he received the Portage County Environmental Hero award. He co-authored with Judy Semroc the highly acclaimed Dragonflies and Damselflies of Northeast Ohio (2008). A longtime birder, Larry penned the Birds of the Cleveland Region in 2005. Larry is also employed as the range distribution mapmaker for Houghton Mifflin Company’s Peterson Field Guide Series™.