Tag Archives: St-Lazare sand pits

Surprise surprise!

Until today the recording area at St-Lazare sand pits had 74 species to its name. Now it has 76! New species #1 – I was walking the seepage spring that feeds into the seasonal pool at the west end of … Continue reading

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Amberwings flying

Last year we had confirmed Eastern Amberwing Perithemis tenera (Périthème délicate) at St-Lazare sand pits, not just one insect but many. Proof of colonization is whether the colonist persists after their initial incursion into new areas. Yesterday at least ten … Continue reading

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Finally

Yesterday the moons aligned and I was actually at St-Lazare sand pits when the sun peeked through and the dragonflies flew. It has been a long time coming this year, previously I had been reduced to searching the grasses for … Continue reading

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Saddlebags flying again

After a few weeks of nothing, the third batch of Black Saddlebags for the year are on the wing at St-Lazare sand pits. Black Saddlebags first arrived in our area in July 2010 and since then have established a population … Continue reading

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St-Lazare ode seeking

If you have read the previous two posts you will be aware that I have spent time these past two days covering St-Lazare sand pits. Monday 30th I was joined by Chris Cloutier who brought his net. I don’t have … Continue reading

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