I just came back from an interesting row. I often see dragonflies when I'm on the water but during this evening's row they were especially active.
|Eastern Amberwing dragonfly resting on a bog button|
|Scarlet skimmer (above and below) on more bog buttons|
|Atlantic Bluet Damselflies were all around!|
I'm by no means a dragonfly/damselfly expert but have tried my best to identify the ones I've seen. If you believe I've misidentified any of these colorful winged beauties, please let me know.
Two easy ways to tell Dragonflies and a Damselflies apart:
Dragonflies rest with their wings open
Damselflies rest with their wings closed
Dragonfly eyes are on top of the head and often touch or nearly touch
Damselfly eyes are separated on the side of the face and don't touch