Category Archives: Odonates du Quebec

End of season

It looks like the last of the odes in our area have gone for another year and so it is time to wrap up the blog too. The year was a fractured one with the early season flight being adversely … Continue reading

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Odes and ends part three

Here is another round-up of recent ode shots from various places. The blog as such gets quite a few readers now which is encouraging. The object of the blog was to get odes to as many people as possible and … Continue reading

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Lucky

These past few days we have had visitors from the UK. Not odeists or birders but polymaths and so happy to try new things. To entertain them, they are celebrating 20 years of marriage by touring North America for a … Continue reading

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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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