Do you know how hard it is to get a photo of a Common Green Darner? Anax junius. Well, for one thing, they are not one of the perching dragonflies, but every once and a while they do have to take a break. At about three inches long, these are one of the largest species of dragonfly in the region. This picture was taken Saturday, a very windy day in the mid-60s, in Green-Wood, and was one of only three or four seen during an hour and half walk. The season is definitely winding down.
This is a female or, perhaps, an immature male (mature males have a blue abdomen). This species migrates down the coast this time of year.