|Autumn meadowhawk, Sympetrum vicinum.|
I was on a brief visit to Marquette last weekend to return my daughter's Jeep to her and get my own vehicle back. I stopped at the Straits State Park near St. Ignace, and saw the most Sympetrums I had seen all year. So, I have a photographic record of Sympetrum vicinum for October 26, 2012 for Mackinac Co. While I was trying to photograph this one on a rock where several were sunning themselves (temperature was about 50°F), my buddy Marc Akemann photographed me with two more perched on my back. I guess I was a good heat source, too. Until we have a serious killing frost, this species will hang on into November, a last reminder of the great fun we had this summer.