Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: First o’ the Year Odonate

I saw my first damselfly of the year yesterday!  A coworker and I went down to the pond to listen to the toads calling and I saw it as we walked along the trail.  It was chilly out and the damselfly had just emerged so it could barely fly, but I was still very excited to see it.  You’ll have to take my word for it that it was a female fragile forktail, Ischnura posita, as I didn’t have my camera with me.  She was beautiful!

In honor of the first damselfly sighting of the year, I give you a photo of a pair of damselflies from last summer:


Damselflies mating

I am super excited the odonates are coming back.  It’s about time!


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