Saturday, September 04, 2010
Stalking the Arrow Clubtail
And for my third post of the day (that has to be a record!), I wanted to give a quick update for those that saw my talk at the Great Lakes Odonata Society meeting this past July. I dropped in to Kenney Park this evening to see if the arrow or russet-tipped clubtails were flying, and it didn't take more than five minutes to spot this guy. Unfortunately, I didn't get a good shot, and it soon zipped up into the trees. This is the arrow clubtail, previously unknown from Franklin County until I photographed it in 2007. In late 2008, Bob Glotzhober and I went to the Olentangy to look for them again, and we found the super rare russet-tipped clubtail, which had never been collected or documented in all of central Ohio. No luck with the russet-tipped today, but if you go to Kenney Park to see these clubtails, be on the lookout for something that looks like the dragon pictured above, but with a brownish tip to the abdomen.
I'm super pumped- tomorrow Megan, Weston and I are headed to Shawnee- A quick two night va-cay. I'm super pumped.