A group for discussing all things related to Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies) of New Brunswick and the wider region, including ID, Q and A, natural history, photography, etc.
As things are winding down for the season but folks are still engaged in learning about insects, I thought it would be fun and useful to continue to post pictures and info on the over 130 species of Odonata we have here in the Maritimes to the group discussion page here, just to keep our learning fresh and evolving over the fall, winter and early spring, along with our continuing Autumn Meadowhawk contest (!).
In that regard, I hope others feel free to participate in this as well and add some of their own stuff. I know we can learn plenty from each other, even over the months when there is nothing "new" to be seen. I will personally try to post a couple a week over the next six or seven months and I hope that will be enough to keep the ball rolling and I would be thrilled if others added their own similar-type posts to the mix, but I don"t *expect* it of anyone, so please feel free to participate or not. SO, all that said, here is the first in what I hope will be a long, interactive and enjoyable series:
NB- For helpful ODONATA SPECIES ACCOUNTS, click on the link below:
Odonata Species accounts
Latest Activity: Jul 13
I spent all of yesterday July 11 2018 at Spednic Lake PNA, just west of McAdam.Perfect weather, full sun, no wind, high 20's.Unfortunately almost NO insects.Saw 1 butterfly - Dun SkipperCaught 1 male…Continue
I seem to find interesting stuff in the backyard.Checked out the Larch Swale today, as well as the trail on the other side of the highway, then the area behind the Forestry Centre. Saw just a few…Continue
Azure Bluet / Agrion saupoudré(Enallagma aspersum) Adult size: 30-33 mmHabitat/Status: Generally uncommon and local in the Canadian Maritimes, this species occurs primarily in fishless waters,…Continue