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Cecille Kennedy
Our Yard, Oregon Coast, Oregon
11:50 am

Equipment Details:

Nikon P1000

Post-processing Details:

crop in Photoshop, enhance in Franzis 4 Pro

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A solitary Variegated Meadowhawk dragonfly on a wilted Petasites leaf in our yard. Very rarely have I seen dragonflies in our area, and this is the first time I've seen this species. I read that during some events, they are seen in huge numbers in multiple places, sometimes swirling together in giant formations. Last month they were observed making their way along the north Oregon coast in a migration run which takes place when there's a lot of east winds coming in as happens with a heatwave last month. No one seems to know where exactly they're coming from and certainly where they're going. They remain a mystery on the Oregon and Washington Coast.