Dragonflies

The hot weather is not my favorite. But it’s good for dragonflies!

There were tons of Meadowhawks in the field near the bird banding station.
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Also in the field were Slender Spreadwings… so delicate!
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Over on the bridge at Spatterdock Pond I spotted Eastern Pondhawks. It is easy to tell male from female by color. The males are blue and green, the females green and black.
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There were also Dot-tailed Whitefaces. This one’s hind wing is a little tattered.
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I also saw Common Whitetails, Twelve-spotted Skimmers, Blue Dashers, and Common Green Darners… but none of them would sit still for a portrait.

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12 thoughts on “Dragonflies

  1. These are amazing pictures! I found a gorgeous dead one on the street outside the other day, and even though it sat very still for as long as I wanted I still couldn’t get a decent picture of it.

  2. Jennifer, what a coincidence! I just saw in my stats that somebody had come to my blog from your blog, so I came over to take a look and saw that you’d also just written about dragonflies. Great minds…lol. Although I have to say, your photos are much better than mine! (Here’s what I wrote if you want to see…http://natureismytherapy.com/2013/07/18/herps-and-odes-dragons-and-toads/). And by the way, thanks for including me in your blogroll, I appreciate that. 🙂

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