Tag Archives: odonata

08.15.2022 Macro Monday-Another First

There are 23 species of damselflies in New England so they are one type of insect I have a chance of photographing all although some are not as common as others and only found in some parts and not all … Continue reading

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08.07.2022 Dewy Damsel

Yesterday morning’s visit that found the gentians also offered a nice colorful damselfly. Eastern Forktail- Ischnura verticalis -female I was surprised that she could fly around, I watched her fly until she landed on the grass stalk, and not lose those … Continue reading

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08.06.2022 More or Lestes

I posted a Swamp Spreadwing a few weeks ago or so.  I try to share different subjects, with the exception of bullfrogs, but like how this one came out so adding it to my WordPress media library. Swamp Spreadwing-Lestes vigilax-male.  … Continue reading

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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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07.06.2022 Swamp Spreadwing Damselfly

Each time I find a new odonata lately it seems to be one of a large number from a new mass eclosing.  There were dozens of these all along the roadside at Moosehorn Pond last Friday morning. Swamp Spreadwing-Lestes vigilax … Continue reading

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06.16.2022 Two Ponds, Two Firsts…well four really

On Monday I shot the damselfly, which was a first of that species for me.  But just before that I made an image of a Large Cranberry-Vaccinium macrocarpon flower for the first time. I had seen some of the berries … Continue reading

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06.15.2022 Things are heating up

While places to our south have had dragonflies flying about, and probably to a lesser extent here also, it is now getting warm enough here to see them regularly and a first time for me to make some photographs.  This … Continue reading

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06.13.2022 Macro Monday-A happy encounter

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 … Continue reading

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06.06.2022 Ebony Jewelwing – left, right and center

It’s still a little early for orchids at MacLeod Field where I find them every June. But there was no shortage of these Ebony Jewelwing-Calopteryx maculata damselflies which, as with yesterday’s fly, is my favorite of the Zygoptera suborder. These … Continue reading

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