Category Archives: Odonata

Still Flying

Sandra and I took a short walk along the Shelburne, NS Municiple Trail 9/21/16. It was hot and there was still a bit of ode activity. The highlight was a male Incurvate Emerald that hawked a small area ravaged by … Continue reading

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Autumn Then

My odeing has been fairly limited recently, although I did spend time trying, and failing, to get shots of an emerald species in the yard recently. It looked like a Clamp-tipped but never settled quite long enough to be sure, … Continue reading

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Winding Down

September already and the ode season is winding down somewhat. For me it is bird migration time, but also ode migration time and so the net stays in the car a bit longer in the hope of encountering a darner … Continue reading

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Local Emeralds

I’ve been meaning to investigate a local spot for odes, a place that I bird regularly. Today I did and this time I was armed with my net, normally a cumbersome appendage that I miss dragonflies with, today (8/23/16) I … Continue reading

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Black Saddlebags

As we lack a ready reference regarding the distribution and status of the odes found in Nova Scotia, leafing through Paulson’s Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East is the order of the day. The east is a big area and … Continue reading

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Rusty Snaketail

For some seasons I’ve been looking for Rusty Snaketail, a species of moving water and with a propensity to lounge mid-stream on rocks. It is generally regarded as the commonest and most widespread snaketail and yet I’d seen Boreal and … Continue reading

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Salty Ode

Suddenly we have lots of Seaside Dragonlets on the wing and where I live they are particularly abundant. They are one of the easier to identify odes especially the males that look black at distance but are much more intricate … Continue reading

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