The dragonflies were very cooperative, as you might expect on such a sunny, warm day. We saw most of the "usual suspects," and one surprise species as well. Here's our species list:
Paddle-tailed Darner (the Happy-face Darner)
Western Pondhawk (our surprise species)
Here are some photos of the species mentioned above:
|Clockwise from upper left: Spotted Spreadwing (staircase pattern on side of thorax), Tule Bluet (dash-dash-dash-dash), Northern/Boreal Bluet (dash-dot-dash-dot), Pacific Forktail (no blue until the tip of the tail).|
|Clockwise from upper left: Paddle-tailed Darner (Mr. Happy-face), Blue-eyed Darner, Four-spotted Skimmer, Eight-spotted Skimmer.|
|Clockwise from upper left: Cardinal Meadowhawk (opaque red at base of wings), Red-veined Meadowhawk (Anacortes specialty), Striped Meadowhawk, Western Pondhawk (our only green dragonfly).|
Thanks again for joining us. We look forward to our next trip.