One June 10 and 11, 20 dragonfly enthusiasts visited Morven Park and then Bles Park in search of dragonflies and damselflies. Between the two walks, the groups found 20 Odonata species as we talked about their anatomy, lifecycle, identification and behavior. Walk leaders Bryan Henson and Allison Gallo also talked about a couple of resources available to learn more about these beautiful insects in Loudoun County: Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s dragonfly checklist; our introductory video Dragonflies and Damselflies of Loudoun County; and Northern Virginia Dragonflies and Damselflies: A Field Guide by Robert R. Blakney.
Dragonfly walks take place each year, so be sure to check the online calendar for upcoming walks.
Common Green Darner