Thursday, 5 May 2011

Ode Hunters Awake! They're Coming Back.

Carol Seymour sends us this report on dragonflies:

Following the first arrivals of the far-wandering Common Green Darners, things have been quiet for a couple of weeks. But now our own Canadian odes are beginning to hatch – strong and free. North of town, both east and west, Beaverpond Baskettails, American Emeralds and Hudsonion Whitefaces have begun to emerge. At first a few sporadic sightings were made, but a couple of days ago near the eastern edge of Frontenac Park, we were met by waves of Baskettails and Emeralds – all teneral (newly hatched.) Kurt Henige reports seeing Dusky Clubtails and Eastern Pondhawks taking flight. Can't wait to see what's next!

                                              Hudsonian Whiteface

Photo:  Murray Seymour

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