Monthly Archives: August 2013

Odes and ends part deux.

I tend to waft a camera around an awful lot and so end up with various bits and pieces that don’t fit into one of my carefully planned blog posts! So I’ll continue with odes and ends as a title … Continue reading

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Saddle up

Back in late August 2010 I was taking lunch with my wife in her office in Senneville when I saw a Black Saddlebags Tramea lacerata (Traméa Lacérée) patrolling the gap between her block and the next. I knew that they … Continue reading

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Answer

Below is an explanatory image showing Canada and Green-striped Darner and briefly highlighting the differences. There is some good reference material on the subject on Northeast Odes Facebook page. The lower image is Green-striped. Hope this is useful (and correct!). Of … Continue reading

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Canada or Green-striped?

After my recent darner netting session at Bordelais Bog, St-Lazare I thought I’d put together the results and offer a bit of a teaser. Seven faces, seven sides but only six are Canada Darner Aeshna canadensis (Aeschne du Canada), one … Continue reading

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How lucky?

Yesterday I did a little detour on my way back from St-Lazare sand pits where the odeing was slow as the diversity of species dwindles. My detour, such as it was, sent me along a little track that is nominally … Continue reading

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Not so elusive!

This evening a friend posted on Facebook that he’d had a Common Nighthawk fly over his house in Baie d’Urfé. ‘Needing’ it for the year in Quebéc, I went out into the garden to scan the skies as we get … Continue reading

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In the hand

For me, the best photographs of dragonflies are the ones that show great detail and a natural setting, a setting giving a feel for their habitat preferences. A meadowhawk on the top of the dead flower; A darner camouflaged on … Continue reading

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