Eureka Nature

For posting information about natural history events in and around Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The dragonfly identified

I sent an email to Herschel Rainey, excellent Arkansas birder and lover of arthropods, describing the dragonfly sighting from Sunday. He says Dragonhunter, a dragonfly that hunts other dragonflies. Where I saw it, where the road crosses the big meadow below the cabins, is usually patrolled by 30 - 50 Saddlebags (another dragonfly) and so a good place to hunt. Herschel has a site, and if you scroll down to Dragonhunter you can get a pic. Go up a level for more species and other information. I found another site for Arkansas insects at the University, and a good site with lots of nationwide links

Herschel has a book out called Snowmelt Timberdoodles, full of tales, reflections, and lots of natural history. One of the best things I've read recently.


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