June 16, 2022 — Columbia County

100 yds from the start of the blacktop... just past the parking lot. Dragonflies were in the roadside ditch on the left side of the road.

Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Both male and female Pondhawks were observed.
Photo of Eastern Pondhawk
Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)
There were numerous Four-spotted Skimmers available for observing and photographing.
Photo of Four-spotted Skimmer
Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta)
When I viewed the dragonfly through my viewfinder I didn't know what it was... I actually thought it was a male Eastern Pondhawk . But Edgar Spalding from WOS verified that it was a slaty Skimmer.
Photo of Slaty Skimmer
Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis)
This was an immature female and bright orange... I was hoping for a Orange Bluet but it was not to be.
Photo of Eastern Forktail
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
Photo of Blue Dasher