Monthly Archives: August 2012

Autumn around the corner

The autumn has begun and cooler overnight temperatures seem to be having an effect on the dragonflies with few bluets to be found and only the darners having any sort of presence. In sheltered spots Autumn Meadowhawks can be found, basking … Continue reading

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Saddlebags flying again

After a few weeks of nothing, the third batch of Black Saddlebags for the year are on the wing at St-Lazare sand pits. Black Saddlebags first arrived in our area in July 2010 and since then have established a population … Continue reading

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Slow day in Franklin County – New York

Sunday 19th August Sandra and I went off to explore a bit more of the habitat around the Adirondaks near Malone. Part dragonfly – part birding trip, we didn’t find the target Grey Jays but did get the chance to get … Continue reading

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Darner time

The big dragonflies are what captures the general public’s attention. Tales of them stitching up your lips if you lie are a bit far fetched, as are reports of their tendancy to bite and sting out of spite. If captured a … Continue reading

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Maine Trip

As previously reported Sandra and I had a long weekend in Maine. Our neighbour has some much sought after species although we actually peaked with the Scarlet Bluets featured in a previous post. We visited many sites looking for odes … Continue reading

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I’le Bizard

Sebastien Castagnier sent me a selection of images from the nature park at I’le Bizard taken July 2nd. Most interesting was a Blue Dasher, further proof that southern Quebec has been colonized by this species in recent years. Sedge Sprite … Continue reading

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Slaty Skimmers in Quebec

Wayne Grubert recently discovered Slaty Skimmers in the Montebello area of Quebec. Unfortunately the insects are on private land but the habitat type is replicated all along the north shore of the Ottawa River and it likely that they are … Continue reading

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