I needed to take a short walk after spending the day writing and I took a few photos. Unfortunately, these are not as sharp as I would like.
image 2 shows enlargement of appendages
Eastern Forktail, male and female
might be a new early date...
St Olaf Natural Lands
Eastern forktail is a member of the damselfly family Coenagrionidae. The males are yellow-green with blue on the top of the eighth and ninth abdominal segments. The females may be orange, or less commonly yellow-green like the male. Wikipedia
The insect family Coenagrionidae is found in the order Odonata and the suborder Zygoptera. The Zygoptera are the damselflies, which although less known than the dragonflies, are no less common. There are more than 1,100 species in this family, making it the largest damselfly family. Coenagrionidae has six subfamilies and they are Agriocnemidinae, Argiinae, Coenagrioninae, Ischnurinae, Leptobasinae, and Pseudagrioninae.