Tag Archives: Anisoptera

07.14.2022 Pondhawk!

I shot this image back on July 3rd at Gauco Pond.  It was a good day and I found several nice odonata. Eastern Pondhawk-Erythemis simplicicollis –  Dragonflies are fantastic fliers and among the most successful predators in the world.  One reason … Continue reading

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07.09.2022 Clear wings

The way the light is hitting the wings, they look like a collection of tiny windows.  There is a bit of iridescent color and some sky reflection, but we can see right through them. Autumn Meadowhawk-Sympetrum vicinum-female There were quite … Continue reading

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08.05.2021 Dragonfly Conundrum

This could be one of two dragonfly species. They are indistinguishable in a photograph or even in hand, which I do not do. I have decided that it is a Cherry-faced Meadowhawk-Sympetrum internum but cannot be positive. The other possibility … Continue reading

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07.01.2021 Yipes, that was fast!

I am always amazed at the acceleration, so it seems anyway, of time.  June passed so quickly. We just ended our second heat wave of 2021 (not nearly as awful and deadly as that which the Northwest recently experienced) and … Continue reading

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06.27.2020 The eyes have it…and then some

Can you imagine being this guy’s optometrist? Northern Pygmy Clubtail-Lanthus parvulus  

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