Dragonflies, Damselflies, Frogs...

Pam Hunt holds up a newly caught dragonfly for inspection.

On August 13 the Harriers went out with NH Audubon biologist Pam Hunt to search for dragonflies, damselflies, birds, and other denizens of the woods and water. Here are the official "Field Notes" as kept by Harriers member Charlotte Marchione:

Turkey pond, Concord.
1. Amberwing (dragonfly)
2. Fragile forktail (damselfly)
3. Swamp spreadwing (damselfly)
4. Whirligig beetles
5. Frog
Turee pond, Bow.
 1. Tree swallow
2. Slaty skimmer (dragonfly)
3. Widow skimmer (dragonfly)
Turkey River.
1. Slaty skimmer (dragonfly)
2. Violet dancer (damselfly)
3. Fish
4. Frog

The Dragon-Fly 
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1833)
Today I saw the dragon-fly
Come from the wells where he did lie.
An inner impulse rent the veil
Of his old husk: from head to tail
Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.
He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;
Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew
A living flash of light he flew.