Several pairs of the striped meadowhawks (Sympetrum pallipes) I mentioned yesterday were mating. These meadowhawks were in the wet, grassy area surrounding Lily Pond in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Male striped meadowhawks defend territories near still water awaiting females. Sometimes they will actively pursue … Continue reading
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Another damselfly! Leonard and I went over to Ash Creek (Lassen County CA) the other evening. The air over the creek was filled with damselflies and dragonflies. Every so often I could see a bright red flash along the bank … Continue reading
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For several weeks common whitetails (Plathemis lydia or Libellula lydia) have flitted around our yard (Lookout CA). No matter how hard I tried, I just could not get a common whitetail picture. They were simply too elusive. (I do not … Continue reading