Damsels and Dragons Outing June 25, 2016

We had a beautiful day for a hike looking for members of the Odonata order – dragonflies and damselflies. Five club members attended this hike to the Osprey wetlands looking for these species and more. Be sure to check out our clubs website to see photos from the day under the Gallery section. We were fortunate to see the following species:

Dragonflies and Damselflies:

Ebony Jewlwing, Aurora Damsel, Boreal Bluet, Eastern Forktail, Sedge Sprite, Canada Darner, Dot-tailed Whiteface, Belted Whiteface, Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Common Whitetail, Chalk-fronted Corporal, Four-spotted Skimmer

Phantom Crane Fly (Bittacomorpha sp.) – a curious insect that splays out its six legs and has flared “ankles” that allow it to ride the breezes, dancing in and out of the shadows of the low lying vegetation! Golden-backed Snipe Fly

Butterflies & Moths:

Simple Wave Moth, Atlantis Fritillary, Northern Pearly-eye, Viceroy, White Admiral


Winter Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Ovenbird


Wolf spider sp. – carrying her spiderlings on her back


Showy Lady’s-slipper, Pink Pyrola (aka Bog Wintergreen), Mouse-ear Hawkweed, Orange Hawkweed, Wood Lily, Tufted Loosestrife, Marsh Cinqufoil (Comarum palustre), Prairie Sundrops (Oenothera pilosella)

John Reaume

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