Monday mornings are extra monitoring days. We go to places that aren't monitored on a regular schedule.
This past Monday I mistakenly went back to Blue Creek (instead of Wiregrass Lake - which used to be named Bumpus Pond - confusing!).
I took advantage of the mistake by taking a walk on the trail there, which goes along a ditch, small ponds and meadows.
The damselfly above is a female Ebony Jewelwing - a damselfly. Below is the male.
There is a healthy population of Common Milkweed in the meadow. It is just starting to bloom and should attract butterflies. I'll try and get back to see them.
I had to send this photo in to Bugguide.com. Apparently, a female or immature Meadowhawk is as detailed an identification as can be made. Meadowhawks are dragonflies.
This is a Unicorn Clubtail - another dragonfly.
I spotted him on Seigert Lake in Sidecut Metropark after stopping by on my way home.
American Water Willow - was blooming nearby.