July 14, 2018 — Chippewa County

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.

Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum)
Netted and released
One or two
Photo of Band-winged Meadowhawk
White-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)
Netted and released
Several males along the creek
Photo of White-faced Meadowhawk
Eastern Pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Netted and released
Immature male and a female observed.
Photo of Eastern Pondhawk
Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella)
Two males observed.
Photo of Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Tule Bluet (Enallagma carunculatum)
Netted and released
Several intermediate type bluets observed. Netted one to confirm ID. Tule is currently by far the most common bluet at all sites in and near Bloomer.
Photo of Tule Bluet
Photo of Tule Bluet