Photographs by Frank

15 August 2020

Hattie Brown Road Odes

Filed under: Monadnock Region,Odontates,Summer,Wildlife — Tags: — Frank @ 8:00 AM

Yesterday afternoon about 3:30, I headed out Hattie Brown Road to look for odes. The temperature was in the low 80s and it was partly to mostly cloudy. I spent just about three hours in the field, arriving back at the truck at 6:15.

Walking down the well shaded road through the woods, I did not see a single ode. When I got to the spot where the road crosses the beaver-made wetland things began to get better. As I moseyed along this stretch of road, I saw maybe four or five male white-faced meadowhawks.

At the clearing past the wetland, I saw more white-faced meadowhawks , several male common whitetails (including four sunning themselves on a large granite boulder), a single male spangled skimmer and two female spangled skimmers.

I headed farther up the road into the woods again, but I did not go too far. I saw no odes. However, there were plenty of mosquitoes!

White-faced meadowhawks were, by far, the most common ode I saw this outing; numbering between one and two dozen. I only saw males. I found exactly zero damselflies on this trip.

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White-faced Meadowhawk (male) #1
White-faced Meadowhawk (male) #1
White-faced Meadowhawk (male) #2
White-faced Meadowhawk (male) #2
White-faced Meadowhawk (male) #3
White-faced Meadowhawk (male) #3
Spangled Skimmer (male)
Spangled Skimmer (male)
Common Whitetail (male)
Common Whitetail (male)
Spangled Skimmer (female)
Spangled Skimmer (female)

1 Comment

  1. Excellent set of odes. Like the spangled one. Disappointed in that they were no images of the mosquitoes – how about a few of their bites then???

    Comment by Joe Kennedy — 15 August 2020 @ 9:23 AM

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