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Boyce Thompson Arboretum SP, Pinal County, Arizona, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 23, 2015 9:30 AM
Party Size:
6 hour(s)
4.0 mile(s)
James Walker
A nice walk around the arboretum with fellow birdwatcher John Mitchell, who was introduced to us by Paul. It was a mild, pleasant day, with temperatures ranging from 70 to 75 F. Damselflies -- Familiar Bluet, Amethyst Dancer, Fiery-eyed Dancer (new for our life list), Vivid Dancer (new to the Arboretum for us). Dragonflies -- Blue-eyed Darner, Gray Sanddragon, Flame Skimmer, Filigree Skimmer, Plateau Dragonlet (new at the Arboretum for us), Red Rock Skimmer, Wandering Glider.

Here's the Fiery-eyed Dancer, a life damselfly for us:

Fiery-eyed Dancer

We saw a couple Flame Skimmers:

Flame Skimmer

Here's a Plateau Dragonlet. We had never seen one at the Arboretum before:

Plateau Dragonlet

The Filigree Skimmer was also putting on a show:

Filigree Skimmer

We also had good looks at the Red Rock Skimmer, including views of them mating in the wheel position, and then the female dipping and laying eggs as the male guarded her by hovering nearby.

Red Rock Skimmer
42 species (+1 other taxa) total

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