583Boyce Thompson Arboretum - central AZ
- Oct 6, 2007Greetings,
Had our final dragonfly walk of the season this morning. Initially it appeared it was going to be a total bust! At the start of the walk it was 60 degrees and cloudy. The first half of the walk netted us 2 Common Green Darners. Period.
However, by the time we got to the lake, the sun had come out and the temp was up to about 70 and the odes were a flyin'! So the list below reflects what we saw after 11am from the lake down the main trail to the demonstration garden.
Flame Skimmer - a few
Neon Skimmer - one in the butterfly garden
Blue Dasher - a few at the lake
Red Rock-skimmer - one in the rocks above Queen Creek
Roseate Skimmer - a few at the lake
Mexican Amberwing - a few at the lake, one in the Demonstration Gdn.
Spot-winged Glider - one patroling the Demonstration Gdn
Variegated Meadowhawk - a bunch everywhere! The most common ode on the walk.
Blue-eyed Darner - several at the lake
Common Green Darner - several at lake and two in Queen Creek
Familiar Bluet - one at lake
Also had a mystery forktail at the lake. I didn't have my camera but several walk participants did so I'm hoping someone will send me a pic. Am leaning towards a Black-fronted Forktail. Didn't look right for Rambur's or Desert.
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