Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The conditions were not great since it was very blustery and the odonates were not too interested in posing for photographs. The diversity of species wasn’t too impressive either—not very different from what I saw at Avery Island a few days prior (see previous post), but I do have a few photos worth sharing.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I had not yet seen any adult odonates at home in the Pacific Northwest, so my first of the year were at Avery Island, Louisiana—a salt dome protruding out of the marshlands and bayous where the world supply of Tabasco hot sauce is produced. Also located here is the Jungle Gardens, a botanical garden and bird sanctuary established by the McIlhenny family with plenty of alligator-occupied ponds and odonates. The odonate diversity was not great, but some are species that do not occur in the Northwest. Below are several species photographed at the Jungle Gardens a couple days ago.