Painted Skimmer, Libellula semifasciata.
Dragonhunter. There were several, but this was the only decent shot. Very amazing, and this shot doesn't show the size.
Pearly Wood Nymphs, Eudryas unio, mating. You have look carefully to find out which end is which.
Southern Spreadwing male, Lestes australis.
Southern Spreadwing Female, Lestes australis
Another Male. The stigma on this one is different.
Sweetflag Spreadwing, Lestes forcipatus
Not sure what this is, but it's antenna were fun.
These fungi were growing in a rotting tree trunk. Something along the lines of Dead Man's Fingers.
This shot and the next are Powdered Dancers, Agria moesta. Not uncommon, but I don't see them that often.
Very bright Northern Water Snake.
Very teneral Blue-Fronted Dancer, Argia apicalis.
The next few shots are Dusky Dancer, Argia translata. This is not a common species, and I think this is the first time I have seen them.
Female Turquoise Bluet, Enallagma divagans.
Whatever this Turquoise Bluet is eating, it is a good size meal for it.
This Giant Leopard Moth, Hypercompe scribonia, crawled to the underside of log and posed. Wonderful thing!
This Golden-Winged Skimmer, Libellula auripennis, was found by another group on the conference grounds. It is not usually found in NE Ohio and is probably a record. This is a phone shot.
Harpersfield Bridge County Park was definitely an interesting place, and I got sidetracked into scenics.
Rapids Clubtail, Gomphus quadricolor. Uncommon, and not found in my area. Unfortunately, none of these are the great shots I would have liked. I'll have to go back.
Immature male Powdered Dancer, Argia moesta.
Violet Dancer, Argia fumipennis .
Blue-ringed Dancer, Argia sedula. I occasionally see them, but rarely.
Bumblebee mimic. A Robber Fly I was told. I thought it was a Bumblebee sitting kind of strangely. ( I still think it could be a Bumblebee,)
American Rubyspot, Hetaerina americanus. One of our group captured this one, and when released, it just went and posed on a leaf.
Whiteface Meadowhawk, Sympetrum obtrusum. I mis-identified this as a Ruby, until the face was pointed out to me. They are not reported in Lorain County, but I will be on the lookout.
Skimming Bluet, Enallagma geminatum. This one is an old friend.
Lilypad Forktail. Another new one to me, and not found yet in my part of the state,
Better shot of the Lilypad Forktail.
The brilliant red-orange form of the Lilypad Forktail.
We trudged though a marsh filled with these brilliant yellow flowers I had never seen before - Swamp Candles, 2 to 3 ft tall!
In White Pine Bog, we came across this very large hanging Dragon. A young Royal River Cruiser, Macromia taeniolata.