Dragonflies of the arch

This is a follow-up to the post, “Dragonflies and damselflies”.  We were on vacation at a small lake on the Frontenac Arch, an area known for its rocky hills and lakes, beautiful forests, biodiversity and the presence of rare/endangered species. While I’m from a nearby community, I didn’t know about its geographical significance until more … Continue reading

Dragonflies and damselflies

I’ve been following dragonflies and damselflies these past couple of unbelievably hot days. The telephoto lens made it possible to get shots of dragonflies that wouldn’t tolerate me being closer than 3 or 4 feet. Most White-faced Meadowhawks and damselflies didn’t mind the macro lens coming close to them. Maybe they don’t mind me being … Continue reading

The season for meadowhawks

The dragonflies at the cottage were predominantly (very friendly) meadowhawks that seemed more than happy to have their pictures taken. They landed on my hand or camera at times. I’m pretty new to dragonfly identification, but thanks to Sandy at Gardenpath (who has many great posts about dragonflies, among others), I had a starting point … Continue reading

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