Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Eastern Pondhawk

I wander around with my point and shoot camera when I get bored, doubtlessly causing more than one person to wonder what the crazy lady climbing around in the bushes was doing.  During a break at an aquatic sciences conference I went to on the east coast a few years ago, I drifted out into the courtyard, pulled out my camera to kill 30 minutes, and found this lovely little lady hiding in the bushes:

Eastern pondhawk

Eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis) female

Oh, how I wished I had my net with me too!  It isn’t everyday I go somewhere I can find this species, but I suppose the photo will have to do…  :)

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