My new friend
Originally uploaded by argusmaniac.
Today I gave a "bug walk" at Nichols Arboretum for the Adult Ed program. I had 4 participants, which was great, because I could easily show things and not have to talk too loudly the whole time. The day was mostly overcast with some sun threatening to show. Luckily, the focus was not on Odes. However, I did find an American Ruby Spot along the Huron --which impressed everyone, and later, along the Prairie, found this Sympetrum vicinum that was very cooperative.
This is the tail end of the Odonata season, and the pretty red Sympetrums will last until the killing frosts do them in. In some years it has been mid-November! Hardy little buggers, hanging on to the very end.