An unreliable memoir

Dragonfly Week, Day 1: A Grand Day Out

Broad-bodied Chaser
Broad-bodied Chaser, Libellula depressa. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm f11 1/180 ISO 200

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? After several abortive attempts due to adverse weather, we finally hit the jackpot and had a grand day out, recording 11 species of dragonfly and damselfly:

Azure Damselfly
Black-tailed Skimmer
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Broad-bodied Chaser
Brown Hawker
Common Blue Damselfly
Common Darter
Emperor Dragonfly
Ruddy Darter
Southern Hawker
Variable Damselfly

So I’m declaring this week Dragonfly Week, and I’ll start off with this magnificent female Broad-bodied Chaser.

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