As snow falls yet again outside and the temperature bounces all over the place it might seem odd to be writing about another dragonfly season. Last year we had the amazing influx of Red Admirals and I saw my first ode, a Green Darner, on 15th-April. This year there is some thawing and warming to do before any dragonfly is daft enough to fancy Quebec airspace. Once we do get underway I’ll be running these pages in the same way as last year so if you take a photo and want it publshed on here, just send it along. I’ll also try to get a ‘what to expect’ post up with a sort of chronoligical list of odes to look for.
There is currently a Quebec wide dragonfly survey underway (and has been for a couple of years) and I have their forms for recording dragonflies. To be honest they are a bit time consuming to complete and the survey would work better using an eBird type recording system, however, it is what we have and, if anyone wants a form I have the original French only version plus one translated by Chris Cloutier, just drop me a line if you’d like a copy.
Roll 0n those odes.