Author Archives: mdinns15

About mdinns15

I'm a birder, I also look at odes and leps, busy guy.

Chalk and Cheese

The morning of 29-May, 2018 was pretty yuk with drizzle, fog and a cold wind that seemed to follow you around. This being Canada we knew we just needed to be patient and wait, after all the weather people had … Continue reading

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Finally Emerged

Down here in the Banana Belt of Nova Scotia the weather may be overall kinder but the odonatan certainly seem to take their time getting onto the wing. Naturally I have kept an eye out for odes, since the middle … Continue reading

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Hopes and Odes for 2018

Hello and welcome to 2018. While it is a tad early to be seeing any odes in Nova Scotia, that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate on what might be found in the coming (eventually!) season. My NS odeing remains in … Continue reading

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High Water

In the course of a recent visit to Halifax (July-20th) we happened past the LeHave River at the Cooksville Regional Park, Lunenburg Co., where we had seen Rusty Snaketail last year. Hoping for similar it was disappointing to find the … Continue reading

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Back to Quinn’s Falls Rd, Shelburne Co

For various reasons I have not had much odeing opportunities recently, so today I got out and about and managed to add a few species to my meagre year list, one of which was also new for my NS life … Continue reading

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Old Hay Road, Barrington

Just a few days after my first ode, they are now out in force and now is the time to take advantage of the abundance of the earlier emerging species, some won’t last long. There are a couple I have … Continue reading

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Mantled Baskettail

I knew they had to be out there but, so far, I’d not found my lifer Mantled Baskettail until today on a trip up the Wentworth Lake Road at Jordan Falls. The road is in pretty good condition and the … Continue reading

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