25 April 2009

Let the season begin!

The insect season is officially underway.

While doing a bird survey at UM-Dearborn today (April 25, 2009), Nannothemis and I found our first dragonflies of the season for Michigan. We saw at least 3 male Common Green Darners (Anax junius) at/near Fairlane Lake at the Henry Ford Estate.

Here is one of the males that cooperated.

We also found a coupled pair at a wet spot about a mile from campus.

What will be the next species found this year?


John B. said...

I saw my first ode of the season last Sunday at Brigantine. I forgot to look it up when I got home, though, so I'm not sure of the ID. Not a CG Darner.

Darrin OBrien said...

Hopefully we'll be posting more in the coming weeks.

Mark said...

I spotted Dot Tailed Whitefaces in Allegan, MI, last Monday (May4).