Odonates at Braham Tract – Jun 7, 2016

I visited the marsh at Braham Tract today and walked north along the creek. I stopped to visit the beaver dam but the highlight was the many Odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) that I saw in the meadow near the creek. Using Ontario Nature’s online Odonate guide, I identified five species.
I hope you enjoy these photos (all are cropped – I was not able to get that close to the flighty insects).

Male common baskettail (Epitheca cynosura) (Jun 7, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)
Male common baskettail (Epitheca cynosura) (Jun 7, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)

 

Dot-tailed whiteface dragonfly (Leucorrhinia intacta) on milkweed (Jun 7, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)
Dot-tailed whiteface dragonfly (Leucorrhinia intacta) on milkweed (Jun 7, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)

 

Female twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella) (Jun 7, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)
Female twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella) (Jun 7, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)

 

Male sedge sprite (Nehalennia irene) on goldenrod (Jun 7, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)

 

Male bluet (Enallagma sp.) on a leaf (Jun 7, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)
Male bluet (Enallagma sp.) on a leaf (Jun 7, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)

 

Male chalk-fronted corporal (Ladona julia) on the picnic table (Jun 7, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)
Male chalk-fronted corporal (Ladona julia) on the picnic table (Jun 7, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)

 

Mating sedge sprites (Nehalennia irene) (Jun 11, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)
Mating sedge sprites (Nehalennia irene) (Jun 11, 2016). (credit: Dalila Seckar)

Dalila Seckar

I live locally and enjoy daily views of Cold Creek from my windows. I have a B.Sc. in Environmental Biology (McGill) and M.Sc. in Zooplankton and Limnology (University of Manitoba). I am passionate about the local area and its environment and organisms and joined the Lone Pine Land Trust Board in 2015.

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