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!
Photo: Murray Seymour