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July 19, 2017 — Door County

Ridges Sanctuary. Sandy Trail, Adjacent Beach, and stream under the boardwalk near visitors center.

Canada Darner (Aeshna canadensis)
Photographed
Several along Sandy Trail low to the ground perched on tree trunks.
Photo of Canada Darner
 
Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Photographed
Several immature at beginning of Sandy Trail in the low brush
Photo of Common Green Darner
 
Arrowhead Spiketail (Cordulegaster obliqua)
Photographed
Stream under boardwalk near visitors center.
Photo of Arrowhead Spiketail
 
Brush-tipped Emerald (Somatochlora walshii)
Photographed
Several along Sandy Trail. Second most common Emerald. Head high and higher in the brush and trees.In fairly open sunny areas where they patrolled and came to hang and rest.
Photo of Brush-tipped Emerald
 
Hine's Emerald (Somatochlora hineana)
Photographed
Numerous. The most common Emerald along Sandy Trail. Seen several other sites within the Ridges and outside of the area.In fairly open sunny areas where they patrolled and came to hang and rest.
Photo of Hine's Emerald
 
Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps)
Photographed
Several seen along the Sandy Trail. Head high and higher in the brush and trees.
Photo of Prince Baskettail
 
Racket-tailed Emerald (Dorocordulia libera)
Photographed
Several seen along Sandy Trail at the crossover boardwalks between trails. Head high and lower in brush.
Photo of Racket-tailed Emerald
 
Williamson's Emerald (Somatochlora williamsoni)
Photographed
A couple seen. The least common Emerald seen. Like the other emeralds head high and higher in trees/vegetation. In fairly open sunny areas where they patrolled and came to hang and rest.
Photo of Williamson's Emerald
 
Belted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia proxima)
Photographed
One seen. Along Ridges Road in low vegetation.
Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata)
Photographed
Several seen. One seen at the beach area patrolling a small marshy area. Kind enough to land for several images.
Photo of Black Saddlebags
 
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Photographed
Several scattered over the Ridges Sanctuary trails.
Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa)
Photographed
Two seen along Sandy Trail in an open sunny area.
Chalk-fronted Corporal (Ladona julia)
Photographed
Several. Primarily sitting on the trails.
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia)
Photographed
Fairly common along Sandy Trail.
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Photographed
Several over and perched in the marshy areas/Swales.
Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)
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Several over and perched in the marshy swales.
Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina)
Photographed
Beach area just outside of the Ridges Sanctuary.
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Photographed
Common over the swales and beach marshy area.
Variegated Meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum)
Photographed
Fairly common primarily on the beach and few seen along the trails.
Photo of Variegated Meadowhawk
 
Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)
Photographed
One seen patrolling over a marshy area at the beach mixed with other skimmers.
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Photographed
Several seen in the marshy area at the beach.
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
Observed
Quite a few. By far the most dominant damselfly.
Hagen's Bluet (Enallagma hageni)
Photographed
Several seen in the marshy area at the beach.
Tule Bluet (Enallagma carunculatum)
Photographed
Several seen in the marshy area at the beach
Slender Spreadwing (Lestes rectangularis)
Photographed
Several hiding in the shady areas along the trails.