Category Archive for 'Odonates'

November insect activity

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Late Friday afternoon, Don, Sabrina and I stopped for a walk along the shoreline at the Baxter Conservation Center near Kars. We soon noticed that there were small red dragonflies flying a couple of feet above the trail, occasionally landing on sticks and leaves to bask in the warmth of the waning sunlight. The last […]

an abbreviated walk at Mill Pond

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Banded Hairstreak butterfly (Satyrium calanus) On Monday, we visited Mill Pond Conservation Area with the intention of taking a long, slow walk along the Lime Kiln Trail. Unfortunately, that was not to be. Shortly after setting out, we met a family coming down the trail leading from the forest. Everyone had their sweaters pulled up […]

Circus of the Spineless – Edition #22

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Welcome to the 22nd edition of Circus of the Spineless! I considered coming up with a theme for this edition, but in the end, I went with the one unifying quality that I found as I made my way around the web from one blog to the next. I was time and again struck by […]


Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Frosted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia frigida) On Saturday, Don, Sabrina and I took a slow hike around Mill Pond Conservation Area. I’ve mentioned Mill Pond on my blog before. We occasionally hike there through all four seasons, and also paddle around the lake a couple of times each year. From spring through autumn, it’s a great place […]

ebony jewelwing

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

While looking through some of my odonate photos, I came across some shots that I meant to post back in the summer. Reckon it’s better late than never, so I’ll post them today. The image on the left (click on photos for larger view), is the face of a female Ebony Jewelwing damselfly (Calopteryx maculata). […]

on our walk

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

On Tuesday, my mother stopped by to visit, so we decided to go for a walk along the trails that lead through the back of the farm. The following are a few of the sights observed along the way. (Note: To view larger versions of the photos, just click on the thumbnails – and most […]

twelve-spotted skimmer

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

Yesterday, Wayne posted photos of a Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) at Niches along with a description of the behaviour of the Common Whitetail (Libellula lydia) dragonfly and how difficult it is to photograph. I’ve had much the same experience with the males of that species as they tend to be very active in defending their […]