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Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly (male)

Sympetrum vicinum


Sometimes I jokingly refer to myself as a “Dragonfly Whisperer.” Well, as it turns out, the roles were reversed recently when a mature male Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly whispered some words of wisdom about wildlife watching at Huntley Meadows Park. Here’s what the old-timer had to say …


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:


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Geodialist 7 years ago

Thanks for the compliment, Maria! The park was crowded on the day I shot the photos. I wonder how many people walked past the signage and never noticed the relatively small dragonfly. What's one of the take-away messages? "Take time to look carefully."

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Nice series, also showing its size in relation to the sign

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Nov 22, 2013
Submitted on Nov 29, 2013

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