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
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Took a drive up the 785 today, and looped in around the McDougall Lake Rd and found a mass emergence of clubtail species all around and over the dirt road, but I knew this one was different as it was…Continue
Found three individuals just minutes after emergence along the smallest of two ponds where I work in Pocologan, Charlotte County. A very windy day and it was hard to keep camera stabilized as it was…Continue
Seen in UNB Woodlot across from Kents, This was seen by Gail and I May 21 2018 ... first of 2018 for us. Also saw two teneral bluets (possible Boreal Bluet) but couldn't ID them, three Hudsonian…Continue
Corrections welcomed as some of these little things all look the same to me. I believe its a teneral male Hudsonian Whiteface. Seen opposite the Roack Road near Minto, May 17, 2018.Leucorrhinia…Continue
Found one in the yard today. I was afraid the -8C temp last night may have done them in but this one survived. Yesterday I saw at least 6 in the same area.There are some cold nights coming up so ....…Continue