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:
I am super excited the odonates are coming back. It’s about time!
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6 thoughts on “Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: First o’ the Year Odonate”
Here in North Florida I spotted my first damsel on Feb 6, but just started seeing dragons last week. Whoohoo!
Woo! Lucky you!
Great! Still waiting to see one here…
Hope you’ll get one soon!
The picture is very pretty