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A New Dragonfly In Ottawa

This is another of the various species of birds and insects that have been expanding their range north into our area. Prior to 2010, no Blue Dasher had ever been seen in Ottawa. In 2010 there was one. In 2011 there were lots more, and in summer 2012 Chris Lewis called them "uncountable" at Mud Lake and Petrie Island. It's hard to believe how quickly what was a vanishly rare dragonfly has become commonplace. I photographed this one from the west platform at Mud Lake.

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I love what the early morning light did for this picture.

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