Wednesday, August 10, 2011

More Stratford Point odonata

Since we had several positive comments about our Needham's Skimmer dragonfly here are some more odonata, dragonflies and damselflies, from Stratford Point that we captured on Monday. Most of them were found during our ongoing baseline vegetative surveys.

They are definitely not easy to catch for amateurs like myself, and sometimes we photographed them from afar rather than attempt to net them. Part of the reason behind this is that most are migratory at the site, moving through without stopping or pausing only momentarily. However, this does mean we will likely see some more scarce or rare species, and we are very excited to record as many as we can.

 Blue Dasher - notice the mites? Hmm

 Common Green Darner

 Familiar Bluet

 Painted Skimmer

Seaside Dragonlet

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation Technician

Photos 1, 3, & 5  © Twan Leenders; Photo 2 & 4  © Scott Kruitbosch

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