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An Autumn Meadowhawk dragonfly perching on the warm surface of the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park. This individual is an older female, as indicated by her muted coloration, tattered wings, and terminal appendages. A partially eaten rose hip, the fruit of the Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris), appears in the lower-right corner of Photo 2. Related Resources: 1) Swamp Rose http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_rose 2) Rose hip http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_hip
Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...
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Spotted on Nov 15, 2013
Submitted on Nov 19, 2013