Not quite a perfect photo, but I’m always pleased with dragonfly action shots. On Sunday, my partner and I went to Barr Lake State Park to look around and take the Eagle Express, a free ranger-led tour, to look for nesting Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).
We only saw one juvenile eagle, but there were quite a lot of other interesting animals, including this meadowhawk, who kept cooperatively returning to the same perch. I think if I’d had a tripod I could have managed a clearer shot, but that’s life.
Sadly, the patch of milkweed that was host to so many wonderful wasps two weeks ago was no longer in flower…but it did have a lot of milkweed beetles (Tetraopes spp.) and some other interesting visitors, so stay tuned.