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!