Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Odonates at Scherman Hoffman

As I mentioned in Sunday's post, I visited Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary last Saturday. Since morning was mostly overcast, there was a lot less insect activity than I anticipated. However, there were still a few nice dragonflies and damselflies active during the short breaks when the sun came out. Most of these were photographed around the small pond in the preserve's lower meadow.

This beautiful Eastern Pondhawk was resting on a rock.

So was this Common Whitetail.

There were a few damselflies perched on the grass stems in the pond. This one appears to be an Azure Bluet.

This large damselfly appears to be a Slender Spreadwing.

A Halloween Pennant was perched on a stem further out in the meadow.