2023 September 13
Marie O’Shaughnessy writes: I was at Martindale, McIntyre Reservoir, Sept 11th after 4 pm, and saw 2 Variegated Meadowhawks
2 Blue Dashers
1 Cardinal Meadowhawk
1 Blue Dasher
2 Paddletailed Darners
Also 2 Paddletailed Darners along Lamont Road, Martindale .
I saw 3 Cabbage Whites at this location and a further four along Martindale Road.
Marie comments that it has been a good season for Variegated Meadowhawks. She sends this photograph of one from McIntyre reservoir.
Variegated Meadowhawk Sympetrum corruptum (Odo.: Libellulidae) Marie O’Shaughnessy
At Outerbridge Park she saw just two Cabbage Whites and one Paddle-tailed Darner.
She sends a photograph of an Orb-weaver Spider from there, with a wasp as prey.
Araneus diadematus (Ara.: Araneidae) Marie O’Shaughnessy