The morning of July 12th brought sunny skies, warm temperatures, and a nice breeze for the Dragons and Damsels Guided Walk at Sand Pond Woodlands. While exploring a bog meadow and the woodlands’ edge, eager participants spotted the most species recorded on a walk so far, including new species sightings such as the eastern amberwing and halloween pennant. Eastern pondhawk dragons were abundant with up to ten individuals spotted. Plus, the highest number of ebony jewelwing damselflies for the season was recorded, with 5-7 individuals seen.
Please enjoy the photos below, captured by HCT volunteer photographer Gerry Beetham.