Bear Canyon, Saturday, July 27
- On Saturday, July 27, full of wishful thinking, I checked out Bear Canyon on the south slope of the Huachucas (approximately 8 miles east of Parker Canyon Lake) hoping to find a Straight-tipped Ringtail which Kurt Radamaker stumbled upon there last Labor Day. No luck with that, but I had 12 species, including several interesting-to-see dragons:
Great Spreadwing--2 males
Amethyst Dancer--4 males, 1 female
Springwater Dancer--several, one male being eaten by a robber fly
Persephone's Darner--1 male, 1 female
Giant Darner--2 males
Serpent Ringtail--6 males
Variegated Meadowhawk--2 males, 2 females, both ovipositing
Red Rock Skimmer--6 males, 2 females, 1 ovipositing
Pale-faced Clubskimmer--1 male
The robber flies were more successful at finding damsels than I. The only forktail I saw was in the maw of a robber fly and too mangled for identification even though I have a pretty good photograph.
Lots of rain, everything very green, big Border Patrol presence.