I first stopped at Moore WMA. Near the parking lot is a good site for prairie/wildflower plantings. The burgamot is quite prolific this year. Some Purple Coneflower is here.
I have finally seen lots of Monarchs in this past week.
I got down to the river crossing where usually one can find lots of odes. A Common Whitetail and a Widow Skimmer were the only dragons! Some damselflies and Ebony Jewelwings were there, but not like they should be.
|old oxbow at Moore WMA|
Next stop was Nicholl's at Wilkesport. I did see a Royal River Cruiser there among a few common odes. I walked through the prairie planting area which is always nice.
|Compass Plant point east|
A brief stop at Reid (more mosquitoes than anything!) revealed the same Edwards' Hairstreaks. I found one dead one on Swamp Milkweed though--a sure sign of the times.
This Dukes' Skipper co-operated nicely for the G16.
I find that Reid is the best spot for Royal River Cruisers. Many were patrolling the trails on my brief visit. A few mosaic darners, possibly Lance-tipped, were around as well.
Has anyone seen a Mocha Emerald this year? Some are looking!