I went to Gauco Pond in Petersham, MA this morning looking for whatever flowers I might find. I did find one that I hadn’t seen before but am showing you what I happened upon on the way back to the car. The flower awaits.
I’ve been envious of all the odonata Mike Powell has been seeing down in Virginia. I did see that Ebony Jewelwing last week but the few others I’ve come across have been far too busy and distant. Since I shoot in the early morning generally most are still snoozing under cover in the coolness somewhere. But I got lucky today seeing this damselfly and later several dragonflies at Moosehorn Pond.
New England Bluet-Enallagma laterale. I am not exactly an expert identifying damselflies but with a field guide (Ed Lam’s “Damselflies of the Northeast”) I narrowed it down based on that slight black line crossing the next to last segment which is a key marking. A female, I think.