August 17, 2014 — Chippewa County

Seen on the trunk of a tree on a private island in Long Lake. Across the channel for DNR land, mostly bog.

Mottled Darner (Aeshna clepsydra)
Noticed a dragonfly swoop and land on the trunk of a tree. Took a few minutes to locate the insect with binoculars due to great camouflage. Observed through spotting scope as well. Photos.
Photo of Mottled Darner
Photo of Mottled Darner