Clifton Institute dragonfly/damselfly count 2023

A couple highlights (and a lowlight) from Sunday’s count.

At Silver Lake Regional Park, a new damsel for me, Blue-ringed Dancer (Argia sedula). At Leopold’s Preserve, nice images of Calico Pennants (Celithemis elisa), both male and female.

We got good looks (no pix) of a Comet Darner zipping across one of the ponds at Leopold’s.

And along Broad Run behind the houses adjacent to Leopold’s, my first encounter with Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in life.

Since I knew the track at Silver Lake, I changed to my more comfortable shoes so that I could keep up with Larry until nearly 16:00.