I left work a little early (too hot anyway!) and headed up the CA's near here. First stop was at Reid where I found lots of insects flying. I even saw some hairstreaks!
First off several skippers were about the shaded sedges. This one looked like a Dukes' with the strong markings.
Appalachian Browns and Gray Commas were along the main path.
Several Royal River Cruisers were patrolling today and I only wished that one had perched. At one point I saw a large dragonfly hanging vertically in the shade, but I seemed to turn into a fresh Green Darner!
Hairstreaks included one Edwards', several Banded and finally a rather worn Hickory. It was the first Hickory I have seen this year! All worn of course.
For a one last quick walk I went up to McKeough in anticipation of seeing Flag-tailed Spinyleg. This was the first dragon I saw, but not a spinyleg.
Eventually I found one that had emerged very recently. It was glistening and flying weakly. I am pretty sure it is a Flag-tailed.
I turned around and eventually did come across a more mature Flag-tailed.