This was such a cool spot by the Chattahoochee River... I wish I would have been able to spend a bit more time out here walking all of the trails by the river.
I was expecting to find some unique dragonflies, buuuuut, I just found the usual suspects. :)
Left one of the sessions a bit early to run over to this pond. Really cool wetland spot!
Lots of dragonflies, although, they were all ones I was familiar with. Ah well. Still fun! :)
Observed on the tour of Chattahoochee Nature Center -- amazing organization!
Observed at the farm on the tour of Chattahoochee Nature Center -- amazing organization!
The Common Whitetail or Long-tailed Skimmer (Plathemis lydia) is a common dragonfly across much of North America, with a striking and unusual appearance. The male's chunky white body (about 5 cm long), combined with the brownish-black bands on its otherwise translucent wings, give it a checkered look. Females have a brown body and a different pattern of wing spots, closely resembling that of female Libellula pulchella, the Twelve-spotted Skimmer. Whitetail females can be distinguished by their smaller...