I particularly enjoyed using my new kayak to complete some of these surveys! The dragonflies and damselflies were drawn to it like a magnet for perching! I even had two different Rapids Clubtail perch on the bow of the boat, including the female below. After landing on my kayak, she flew off into the riffle and dipped her abdomen into the water column to deposit eggs!
|Rapids Clubtail female - note the mass of eggs at the tip of abdomen.|
|Rapids Clubtail male|
|River Jewelwing mating|
|Young Snapping Turtle|