Since we didn't have any structured projects this summer, I decided to try and fill in some of the odonata "holes" of the counties surrounding Wayne County, Michigan.
Macomb County's list is short so I've made a few visits to a couple locations that have potential. In this post, I'll highlight Chesterfield State Game Area (SGA).
This SGA is located between a subdivision and some agricultural areas. The creek running through the property doesn't appear to be high quality. I found very few odes immediately in the vicinity of the creek. The remainder of the property includes some forest, scrubby area and hay fields.
I only made a couple visits here but did find new county records. Here are some of the photos:
male Skimming Bluet (Enallagma geminatum):
female Common Green Darner (Anax junius):
male Slaty Skimmer (Libellula incesta):
female Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella:
male Halloween Pennant (Celithemis eponina):
20 September 2009
19 September 2009
On August 1, 2009, Nannothemis and I visited the south end of the Humbug Marsh unit of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. Relatively few odes were found, but we were pleased to find a female Comet Darner (Anax longipes).