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September 15, 2020 — Chippewa County

Bloomer. Small creek that empties into Lake Como. Sandy bottom, rocky in shallow sections. A few feet wide in most places, occasionally widening into small pools. Much grassy vegetation growing in shallow areas. Shoreline densely vegetated with tall grass. Shrubby vegetation nearby in some sections. North of soybean factory on Industrial Drive. [11:15-13:15, sunny, windy, upper 60s]

Common Green Darner (Anax junius)
Netted and released
Several, mostly perched in weeds
Photo of Common Green Darner
 
Photo of Common Green Darner
 
Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa)
Netted and released
A few, mostly perched in or flying low among weeds. One or two patrolling the creek.
Photo of Shadow Darner
 
Photo of Shadow Darner
 
Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum)
Netted and released
Netted one male and one female.
Photo of Autumn Meadowhawk
 
Photo of Autumn Meadowhawk
 
Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)
Photographed
One male
Photo of Widow Skimmer