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August 14, 2014 — Ashland County

I hiked 6+ miles over 7.5 hours starting at north end of Julian Bay beach, heading inland to the interior fen, south to the ranger station and then north along the east side of the tombolo/beach. I spent about 4 hours traversing 60+% of the insular fen and was unable to come up with A. sitchensis, unfortunately.

Canada Darner (Aeshna canadensis)
Photographed
Just a few individuals
Green-striped Darner (Aeshna verticalis)
Photographed
Several individuals on the wing at south end of insular fen, near 46.92550, -90.55785
Photo of Green-striped Darner
 
Incurvate Emerald (Somatochlora incurvata)
Photographed
Several dozen individuals widespread at the insular fen, including mating wheels, ovipositing females, and many patrolling males. East side was best, e.g. 46.92668, -90.55401.
Photo of Incurvate Emerald
 
Photo of Incurvate Emerald
 
Photo of Incurvate Emerald
 
Photo of Incurvate Emerald
 
Photo of Incurvate Emerald
 
Photo of Incurvate Emerald
 
Photo of Incurvate Emerald
 
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Photographed
Many in woodlands
Black Meadowhawk (Sympetrum danae)
Photographed
Small number of individuals at several locations, including north end of coastal bog and the insular fen.
Photo of Black Meadowhawk
 
Photo of Black Meadowhawk
 
Photo of Black Meadowhawk
 
Photo of Black Meadowhawk
 
Chalk-fronted Corporal (Ladona julia)
Photographed
Several
Elfin Skimmer (Nannothemis bella)
Photographed
One late-ish male not too far from 46.93163, -90.54472.
Photo of Elfin Skimmer
 
Frosted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia frigida)
Observed
Many, widespread
Saffron-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum costiferum)
Photographed
Handful of males at sandy pools near 46.91834, -90.54626
Photo of Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
 
Photo of Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
 
Photo of Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
 
Photo of Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
 
Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)
Observed
2 individuals near the Saffrons
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
Observed
Many, widespread