October 8, 2020 — Waupaca County

Second-order stream (grassy and brushy bank) adjacent to a wet sedge meadow and forest. Pope Lake SNA, Waupaca Chain O' Lakes.

Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa)
Several pairs of darners were low and slow to the water stream bank surface. They were actively mating in the wheel. One pair when disturbed view up together about 15" and perched on a dense pine tree branch. Others would have allowed me to pick them up by hand. Very little feeding observed although the air was filled with flying insects. (ID changed to A. umbrosa based on picture of pair in wheel - DEJackson).
Photo of Shadow Darner