July 24, 2023 — Dane County

It is a typical public park with playground equipment and large mowed playing fields, less than half a mile west of Lake Mendota. There is a large pond in the middle of the park.

Lyre-tipped Spreadwing (Lestes unguiculatus)
First time I have seen ANY spreadwing at this pond, which the city stocks with fish for fun fishing. I am not knocking the practice, just surprised to see a spreadwing here, and am glad it is one I can certainly identify!
Photo of Lyre-tipped Spreadwing